Cheddleton Village Pound - Cheddleton, Staffordshire, England, UK.
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman
N 53° 04.094 W 002° 02.735
30U E 563949 N 5880286
Quick Description: The village pound is located opposite the church on Hollow Lane in the village of Cheddleton.
Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/25/2018 6:09:07 AM
Waymark Code: WMXTJ0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Bear and Ragged
Views: 6

Long Description:
The village pound is located opposite the Church of St Edward the Confessor, and next to the school. There is a stone plaque located on the small stone wall that surrounds the area that was the pound.
The stone plaque, dated 1952 E II R 1977, tells us that this walled area was part of the village green during the Middle Ages and was used for the impounding of stray animals.
(visit link)

The inscription on the plaque reads as follows;
'1952 E II R 1977
THE VILLAGE POUND
THIS POUND WAS PART OF THE VILLAGE GREEN.
DURING THE MIDDLE AGES IT WAS USED FOR
THE IMPOUNDING OF STRAY ANIMALS.
THE KEEPER IS APPOINTED BY THE PARISH
COUNCIL AND THE POUND IS NOW CARED
FOR BY THE CHILDREN OF THE SCHOOL.
C.STATON
POUND KEEPER.'

Minutes from the Cheddleton Parish Council meeting on 17th May 2016. (Appointment of Committees item n.) show that Mr. S. Beardmore was the Cheddleton Pound and War Memorial Keeper. (visit link)

The area is now a peaceful location to sit with benches and gardens with shrubs and flowers.
Condition: Well preserved or restored

Marked by sign?: yes

Construction Material: Stone

Approximate dimensions: Not listed

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