Bronze Age Round Barrow
Ludford, Lincolnshire OS Map Ref TF191884
OS Maps - Landranger 113 (Grimsby), Explorer 282 (Lincolnshire Wolds North)
Ludford barrow - looking north
Ludford barrow is a sizable slightly oval mound measuring between 30 - 35 metres in diameter and 2.5 metres in height although it has been badly dug into during excavations in 1941 and generally vandalised since. It stands a short distance to the southwest of the village of Ludford and just a couple of hundred metres from the B1225 road. This road is actually an ancient trackway now know as 'High Street' that runs along the eastern spine of the Lincolnshire Wolds and has several long barrows and round barrows associated with it. Just a short distance to the north is the source of the River Bain which goes on to flow past several prehistoric monuments on its journey south so it could well be that this barrow was an important part of the ancient Lincolnshire landscape.
Interestingly the farm just to the north of the barrow is known as 'Gally Hill Farm', this name being a reference to the belief that the mound was though to be the site of a set of gallows hundreds of years ago.
Glossary Item: Bronze Age
View of the barrow looking south
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