1) An alternative to ‘fold’ in the sense of farm-yard.
1560 ‘a small part of le Foldstede as then divided’, Dungworth
1560 ‘a parcel of land called a Foldstead’, Hopton
1666 there came a man ridinge into the fouldstead, Barnsley
1693 one Messuage house, a Barn and foldstead, Barwick in Elmet
1757 all that messuage, tenement and foldstead, Addingham.