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.
Getting here and parking
On Main Roadway
Easy access by car or foot from Beacon Street. On street parking is available on nearby streets.
The site is open to the public all year round.
Entering the Building / Attraction
- The entrance is flat
Access, lifts and ramps
- There is level access to the main public areas