The Town Pound
The Town Pound was an essential part of the administration of the old town, located near the Market House, the Potato Market and the Broadstone. It had replaced the Old Pound at the top of Barrack Street and was for the care of stray livestock, especially pigs and horses, with a scale of penalties for offenders. The Pounds were always kept as secure places, as shown in the records of the Kinsale Corporation, with an entry of 1673 itemising a sum of sixteen shillings for the repair of the pound!
By Local Historian,
Resolution of the Corporation of Kinsale relating to the town pound.
19th March, 1656.
(As)... it appears that several tolls... have been denied unto the Clerke of the Markett, and the Collectors abused, to the disturbance of peace and the great diminution to the revenue of the towne... all Constables etc. (are required) to assist Gyles Grove, now Clerke of the Markett, his deputy etc. And Co., in collecting said duties and IMPOUNDING
Given at Kinsale 19th March 1656 William Howell, S[?]., Henry Bathurst Recr., Geo Nicholson, Not Pub.
Appointment of JOHN PAWLEY as Bellman & Beadle
As a Court [?], JOHN PAWLEY of Kinsale was appointed Bellman, to walk every night at the hours following [?] in the summertime at 11, 1, and 3 of the clock and in the winter at the hours of 10, 12, 2, and 4, and shall give notice of the winds and the weather, and the time of the night.
Also he is appointed Beadle, to turn strange beggars out of towne, and keep the pigs out of the streets and from the strands, [balance illegible in photo].
George Nicholson, Clerke.
Erected by Town of Kinsale, Cork County Council, National Development Plan, et al.
Location. 51° 42.366′ N, 8° 31.49′ W. Marker is in Kinsale, Munster, in County Cork. Marker is at the intersection of Market Square and Guardwell, on the right when traveling east on Market Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kinsale, Munster P17 AF50, Ireland. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Kinsale (here, next to this marker); Nautical Artefacts at Kinsale Museum (within shouting distance of this marker); Múseum / Museum (within shouting distance of this marker);
Also see . . . History of Kinsale. (Submitted on July 29, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2019. This page originally submitted on July 29, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 29, 2019, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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