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Latitude: 54.4715 / 54°28'17"N
Longitude: -1.1887 / 1°11'19"W
OS Eastings: 452675
OS Northings: 508765
OS Grid: NZ526087
Mapcode National: GBR NJ4Q.FV
Mapcode Global: WHD7D.QV4Y
Entry Name: Pound
Listing Date: 11 January 2008
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1392360
English Heritage Legacy ID: 503550
Location: Stokesley, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, TS9
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Stokesley
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Stokesley with Seamer-in-Cleveland
Church of England Diocese: York
Village pound or pinfold, probably C18, but possibly earlier.
The Pound is a square enclosure, around 7m by 7m, with a single narrow entrance through the eastern end of the south wall.
Randomly bonded brick wall with dressed stone coping along part of its length. Stability is provided by occasional simple brick buttresses and thickening of the wall at the corners. The interior is stone flagged.
REASONS FOR DESIGNATION
The Pound is designated at Grade II, for the following principal reasons:
* Being an effectively intact structure dating to before 1840
* As a well preserved example of a village pound or pinfold, a once common structure that is now becoming increasingly rare in a national context
* For its historic interest as a surviving component of medieval style village management: as a structure used to deal with the serious problem of stray livestock.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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