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Lichfield Pinfold

The Lichfield pinfold is situated on Beacon Street, and dates back to the times of cattle markets in Lichfield.

The purpose of the pinfold was to house stray cattle, where they would be locked until the farmer came to collect them, and subsequently pay a fee for the release the animal.

Lichfield City Council appoints two pinners annually at St George’s Court on 23 April. The pinners report to St George’s Court on their activities during the year. The pay is 6d a year, although Lichfield Pinners have not been paid for several years now.

Lichfield City Council acquired the pinfold for £1 in 1990 and had it renovated thanks to the generosity of the Conduit Lands Trust.

Contact Details and Map

Beacon Street
WS13 7AD

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Getting here and parking

By Road

Easy access by car or foot from Beacon Street. On street parking is available on nearby streets.

Parking Facilities

No dedicated parking


Opening Hours

The site is open to the public all year round.


Free Entry


Entering the building/attraction

  • The entrance is flat

Access, lifts and ramps

  • There is level access to the main public areas

Main pathways into and around the venue

  • The main pathways/routes are tarmac