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About a mile NE of Wakefield city centre lay an area known in 1709 as Pinderfield, in 1793 as Pindar Cross & Middle Field, and in 1822 as Pinder's Field. The name survives in Pinderfields Road and [http://www.midyorks.nhs.uk/main.cfm?type=PINDERFIELDSGENERALH Pinderfield General Hospital]. This area has often been connected with the famous Pinder of Wakefield, for which see [[Jolly Pinder of Wakefield|The Jolly Pinder of Wakefield]] (Child 124). However, according to A.H. Smith,<ref>{{:Smith, Albert Hugh 1961a}}, pt. II, p. 168.</ref> there was a pinfold at the end of Westgate, and it was this that the "Jolly Pindar" would have used for impounding stray cattle, pigs etc.
 
About a mile NE of Wakefield city centre lay an area known in 1709 as Pinderfield, in 1793 as Pindar Cross & Middle Field, and in 1822 as Pinder's Field. The name survives in Pinderfields Road and [http://www.midyorks.nhs.uk/main.cfm?type=PINDERFIELDSGENERALH Pinderfield General Hospital]. This area has often been connected with the famous Pinder of Wakefield, for which see [[Jolly Pinder of Wakefield|The Jolly Pinder of Wakefield]] (Child 124). However, according to A.H. Smith,<ref>{{:Smith, Albert Hugh 1961a}}, pt. II, p. 168.</ref> there was a pinfold at the end of Westgate, and it was this that the "Jolly Pindar" would have used for impounding stray cattle, pigs etc.
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== Gazetteers ==
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* Not included in {{:Dobson, Richard Barrie 1976a}}, pp. 293-311.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 13:40, 7 June 2019

Locality
Coordinate 53.695939, -1.486401
Adm. div. West Riding of Yorkshire
Vicinity c. 1.75 km NE of Wakefield city centre
Type Area
Interest Local tradition
Status Extant
First Record 1709
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Pinders Fields, Wakefield.
North Avenue, Pinders Fields, Wakefield / Ian S, 18 Apr. 2018, Creative Commons, via Geograph.

By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-06-19. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2019-06-07.

About a mile NE of Wakefield city centre lay an area known in 1709 as Pinderfield, in 1793 as Pindar Cross & Middle Field, and in 1822 as Pinder's Field. The name survives in Pinderfields Road and Pinderfield General Hospital. This area has often been connected with the famous Pinder of Wakefield, for which see The Jolly Pinder of Wakefield (Child 124). However, according to A.H. Smith,[1] there was a pinfold at the end of Westgate, and it was this that the "Jolly Pindar" would have used for impounding stray cattle, pigs etc.

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