pound close

pound close

off Reckleford


Before The Avenue was built in the late 1890's there was a short track running north alongside the Black Horse public house on Reckleford. The track was known as Pound Close.

Beside the Black Horse and almost filling the trackway was the animal pound of Kingston Manor, known as Kingston Pound, Kingston Manor Pound or Reckleford Pound. This was where stray livestock such as pigs would be impounded in this dedicated enclosure until claimed by their owners, or sold to cover the costs of impounding.




Map based on the 1886 Ordnance Survey showing the Pound at top, left of centre, sitting alongside the Black Horse public house. The track in which the pound was located was called Pound Close.