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|Description ||The Ludworth intake round barrow near Marple in Cheshire. See main site entry for further details.|
|Striking image, unfortunately no further information given.|
|The barrow/cairn is reputed to be at the site of a massive battle between the Romans and the Celts. No concrete evidence of this exists. The barrow was broken into by the Bishop, I believe, of Disley in the 1800s. He was searching for gold but only found iron and a skeleton. In consequence of the raid, the barrow is in very poor condition. It is a short distance to the west of Brown Low, which is in much better condition. The Ludworth Intake barrow is visible from Robin Hood's Picking Rods. The field the barrow is in has two crossing public footpaths. One leads a short distance from Brown Low (but does NOT enter the woods the barrow is in) and the other runs along the wall and over the Ludworth Intakes. This field is sometimes used for cattle and I've seen bulls in there. (A bit of a no-no, as you're not supposed to block public rights of way.) I visited in winter, as sometimes sub-surface features will show themselves in the snow as very slight depressions which you can see. If any sub-surface feature exists in the area, it was far beyond my ability to detect using such a technique.|
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