Record Details

NHER Number:16601
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval pound

Summary

The remains of a post medieval pound used to lock up drunken people can be seen at this site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 7168 9073
Map Sheet:TL79SW
Parish:FELTWELL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Remains of old pound.
According to (S1) this was not for animals but for drunken persons!
E. Rose (NAU), 8 October 1980.

This however is not as unusual as it sounds. The practice is recorded at Godstone in Surrey as late as 1935.
See (S2).

Monument Types

  • POUND (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Serial: Orange. History of Feltwell. Vol I.
<S2>Publication: Fairall, H. (ed). 1935. Glorious Godstone.

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