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.

dates 1560 1666 1693 1757

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