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Monument record MDR7528 - Pinfold or pound, Pinfold Hill, Curbar

Type and Period (1)

  • (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Diameter 3m. Round, dry stone wall enclosure with gate. Located opposite the bottom of 'Pinfold Hill', Curbar. Now half roofed over and used for storage sheds. Good condition (1) A relic of Curbar's past is the village pound, constructed of local gritstone, which was used for housing stray cattle. The cattle were impounded in this enclosure where they became the responsibility of the poundkeeper who fed and watered them until they were claimed by the owner. Once the owner had claimed the cattle, they were restored to them on payment of a fee and the cost of feeding. (2)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Index: Fifield, P (PPJPB). 1977. Peak Park Treasures: E81. E81.
  • <2> Article in serial: Moore, R. 1967. 'Derbyshire Villages, Curbar', Derbyshire Life and Countryside. July.
  • <3> Photograph: Peak Park Joint Planning Board (PPJPB). 1983. Peak Park Joint Planning Board Photographs: 5.83 25/20-21.



Grid reference Centred SK 2502 7456 (9m by 9m) (Centre)

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Record last edited

Jul 12 2016 12:02PM

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