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placename:- Henhow
locality:- Martindale Common
parish Martindale parish, once in Westmorland
county:- Cumbria
building/s; haunted house
coordinates:- NY434177
10Km square:- NY41

1Km square NY4317

story In 1834 the tenant shepherd of Henhow Cottage (which no longer exists), met a woman who told him she once lived there, in the 1790s. She had been got pregnant by a local clergyman, who met her here and gave her a potion to abort the unwanted child. The poison was too strong and killed mother as well as child; for which she was doomed to wander here for a hundred years.

Old Cumbria Gazetteer - JandMN: 2013

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