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Pinfold in Birchover

I have the privilege of working with Trevor Wragg, one of Derbyshire's master craftsmen and recently we were rebuilding the pinfold in Birchover. This was a small stone fold where stray animals were rounded up and kept by the 'Pinder' who would then charge a small fee to the owner when the stray animal was collected. 

We reckon that the wall was at least 100 years old possibly 2 and it was interesting that there was no stone packing in the lower half of the wall...instead there was a lot of soil!

Trevor completed the road side which now looks fantastic.





I completed the garden side...I gave Trevor the nicer stone!!!


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