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Muker Pound

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Muker pound

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Muker Pound

Historical Environment Record No: MYD28747

Parish: Muker

OS Grid Reference: SD911978

Dale: Swaledale

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A small pound or pinfold is situated just across the river from the main part of Muker village. It is a small roughly square walled enclosure with a narrow entrance gate. Here, animals which had strayed from their fields were impounded, sometimes by a person specifically paid to do the job, called a ‘pinder’. The owners had to pay a fine before they could get their animals back. The pound was restored with the aid of a National Park Authority grant.


Site lies beside entrance to Richmondshire County Council car park (charge) in Muker.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Muker. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Viewable from roadside.

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