Tyne and Wear HER(12761): Cleadon, Boldon Lane, pound - Details
Cleadon, Boldon Lane, pound
Agriculture and Subsistence
The Boldon Book of 1180 (a survey of land belonging to the Bishop of Durham, Hugh du Puiset) mentions Cleadon pound or pinfold. Wawn in his 'Notes on the Antiquities of Cleadon' says that the pound was Cleadon's oldest heritage. From at leadt the 18th century the pound was located at the junction of West Park Road (formerly Pinfold Lane) and Boldon Lane. Today there is a plaque and seat at the road junction to commemorate it.
South Tyneside Council, 2007, Cleadon Conservation Area Character Appraisal, page 8; D. Wawn, no date, Notes on the Antiquities of Cleadon; Northern Archaeological Associates, 2015, The Cleadon Village Atlas