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A Grade II Listed Building in Osmotherley, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.3715 / 54°22'17"N

Longitude: -1.2984 / 1°17'54"W

OS Eastings: 445674

OS Northings: 497562

OS Grid: SE456975

Mapcode National: GBR MKCW.PP

Mapcode Global: WHD7Y.0DZ2

Entry Name: Pound

Listing Date: 24 July 2007

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392090

English Heritage Legacy ID: 502994

Location: Osmotherley, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, DL6

County: North Yorkshire

Civil Parish: Osmotherley

Built-Up Area: Osmotherley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Osmotherley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


1438/0/10002 NORTH END
24-JUL-07 Pound

Village Pound or Pinfold, probably C18. Sandstone.

The pinfold is a square enclosure with a single narrow entrance to the south.

The pinfold is constructed externally with tooled, coursed walling with quoins on edge and triangular coping. The entrance is spanned by a pair of dressed lintels.

Internally the walls forming the pinfold are of rubble construction.

The pinfold is probably C18, possibly earlier and is shown on the 1857 1:10560 Ordnance Survey map and all subsequent editions.

Pinfolds are a relic of medieval village administration and were designed to hold stray animals until their owners paid a fine for their release. Nearly all villages once had a pinfold, but well preserved surviving examples are becoming rare in a national context. The example in Osmotherley is well preserved and is constructed with relatively high quality stonework and thus fully meets the national criteria for listing. It has sufficient historical interest to merit listing in grade II.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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