Information for record number MWA3294:
Pound on High Street, Kenilworth

Summary A pound which was used for penning livestock during the Imperial period. It is located on the south side of the High Street in Kenilworth.
What Is It?  
Type: Pound
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1692 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Kenilworth
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 28 72
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Kenilworth had two pounds (see MWA 3253). This one was on the south side of the High Street.
2 The pound is still standing. Set back off the front of the street, it consists of two sandstone walls, front and rear, sandwiched between two houses. The walls are in reasonable condition, although the interior is overgrown with brambles etc. and contains a run-down shed.
4 The presence of the pound might be indicated by a gateway shown by the 1692 map of Kenilworth by John Fish?

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Yesterday's Town - Kenilworth
Author/originator: Drew J
Date: 1982
Page Number: 106-109
Source No: 3
Source Type: Map
Title: Map
Author/originator: Fish J
Date: 1692
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Kenilworth
Source No: 2
Source Type: Unpublished document
Title: SMR Card
Author/originator: Thomson D J
Date: 1983
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: PRN 4402
Source No: 4
Source Type: Verbal communication
Title: Pers. Comm. Anna Stocks
Author/originator: Anna Stocks
Date: 2007 onwards
Page Number:
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source SMR Card Sites and Monuments Record Card. The Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record began to be developed during the 1970s. The details of individual archaeological sites and findspots were written on record cards. These record cards were used until the 1990s, when their details were entered on to a computerised system. The record cards are still kept at the office of the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument HOUSE * A building for human habitation, especially a dwelling place. Use more specific type where known. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument GATEWAY * A substantial structure supporting or surrounding a gate. May be ornate or monumental, and have associated structures such as lodges, tollbooths, guard houses etc. back
monument SHED * A slight structure built for shelter or storage, or for use as a workshop, either attached as a lean-to to a permanent building or separate. Use more specific type where known. back
monument POUND * A pen, often circular and stone-walled, for rounding up livestock. back
monument STOCKS * An instrument of punishment, in which the offender was placed in a sitting position in a timber frame, with holes to confine the ankles and wrists between two planks. back
monument WALL * An enclosing structure composed of bricks, stones or similar materials, laid in courses. Use specific type where known. back
monument TOWN * An assemblage of public and private buildings, larger than a village and having more complete and independent local government. back

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