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Thoralby Pound

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Thoralby Pound

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Thoralby Pound

Historical Environment Record No: MYD15822

Parish: Thoralby

OS Grid Reference: SE001867

Dale: Lower Wensleydale

Link to Archaeology Data Service:
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/collections/blurbs/420.cfm

Description

A small pound or pinfold is situated on the edge of Thoralby 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.

Location

Site lies just south of the centre of Thoralby on right hand side of road leading to Cross Lanes. Interpretation panel.

Public Transport Details

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

Accessibility

Viewable from roadside.


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