MEM23649 - Fairfield, Winsford (Monument)

Summary

Winsford Sheep Fair was held annually in the "Fairfield" behind the Royal Oak. Long narrow enclosures can be seen beside the road in locations such as Comer's Gate and Heathpoult where flocks were rested overnight.

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Full Description

Winsford Sheep Fair was held annually in the "Fairfield" behind the Royal Oak. Large sheep flocks were driven down to the fair for auctioning, and then often driven to Dulverton Station to be transported onwards. Long narrow enclosures can be seen beside the road in locations such as Comer's Gate and Heathpoult where flocks were rested overnight. [1]

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Leaflet: Various. 2004. A Winsford Anthology. 14.

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Location

Grid reference SS 9059 3479 (point) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS93SW
Civil Parish WINSFORD, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Record last edited

Jul 20 2016 10:03AM

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