1) The regional spelling of ‘parpen’, a stone with two smooth, vertical faces which passes through the thickness of a wall. A parpoint wall was a partition.

1657 shall raise a parpointe wall of a yard high for battlements, Barden Tower

1739 parpoint wall ... at 6s a rood, Lofthouse

1812 Paid James Pickles for Parpoints 6s 6d, Meltham

1830 12 yd of Parpoints from Dean, South Crosland.

dates 1657 1739 1830

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