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Latitude: 51.9041 / 51°54'14"N
Longitude: -3.8506 / 3°51'2"W
OS Eastings: 272780
OS Northings: 224457
OS Grid: SN727244
Mapcode National: GBR Y2.Q7HH
Mapcode Global: VH4J0.6DPP
Entry Name: Pound near Three Horse Shoes
Listing Date: 2 June 2010
Last Amended: 2 June 2010
Source ID: 87604
Location: Just to the South of the former Three Horse Shoes PH at Pont-ar-llechau
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
Pound for stray animals off the mountain, probably C19. Its location on the edge of the mountain road from Llangadog to Brynaman and its association with a public house also suggests that it was used as temporary shelter for the movement of groups of animals. It is also probable that it served as a stopping point on a drovers route from Pont-ar-llechau eastwards to Llanddeuasant, Trecastle and then Brecon.
Animal pound, circular enclosure of rubble stone with entrance to north with stone slab lintel over.
Listed for special historic interest as a well preserved and relatively rare survivor of the pounds for stray animals that were particular to the margins of common land and for its connection with the droving trade in east Carmarthenshire.