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Council brings history to life

 Published on: 11th May 2018   |   By: Tim Green   |   Category: Uncategorized

A piece of history in Kings Langley was brought back to life last month with the opening ceremony of The Pound.

Alongside the restored structure, there is a detailed information board where villagers and visitors can learn all about the history behind The Pound.

The board reads: “The most common purpose was to impound stray animals until they were claimed by their owners. The owner would have to pay a fine which was claimed by the person on whose land they had strayed for any damage done and a fee to the pound keeper for feeding and watering the animals.

“The man in charge of impounding stray animals was paid by the Lord of the Manor and was known as a ‘pinder’ or ‘pounder’. Fines and disputes were documented in manorial court records.”

At the opening ceremony on April 14, Cllr Alan Anderson gave an overview of the project while Frances Riddle, who encouraged the parish council to repair The Pound, cut the ribbon.

The Pound can be seen on Common Lane near the Fire Station

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