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Mow Cop Castle

Mow Cop Castle is at Harriseahead in the county of Staffordshire, England.

Traces of a prehistoric camp have been found here, but in 1754, Randle Wilbraham of nearby Rode Hall[?] built an elaborate summerhouse looking like a medieval fortress and round tower.

In 1807, Mow Cop was the venue for a 14-hour meeting, called by Hugh Bourne of Stoke-on-Trent and William Clowes from Burslem[?], which started the Primitive Methodism[?] movement.

The Castle was given to the National Trust in 1937, and to mark the occasion, over ten thousand Methodists met on the hill.

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