If your livestock were found somewhere is shouldn't be, this enclosure was bad news.
This is the Pinfold, from the Old Norse 'pin' (to seize) and 'fold' (enclosure). Animals that escaped grazed common land when their owner had no commoners' rights, or got out of control on the way to market, were put in the pinfold by the Pinder, a local constable. To get them back you paid a fine.
Loweswater records contain reports on the pinfold from as early as 1655.
"Aren't I clever"
"Not really, you just took a photo of the sign and then copied it when you got home. Any fool could do that"