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Pitchford, Shropshire

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Pitchford, Shropshire

Pitchford is a small village in the English county of Shropshire. It is located between Cantlop and Acton Burnell and stands on an affluent of the River Severn. Pitchford takes its name from a bituminous spring/pitch in the village, located near The Row Brook. It is also home to one of the most notable Elizabethan houses in Britain- Pitchford Hall. The Church of St Michael and All Angels stands near to the house which contains a carved oak 13th century effigy of Sir John de Pitchford.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSJ5303
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands

Other names by which Pitchford, Shropshire has been known in the past

Pichford ~ Piceforde

Pitchford, Shropshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Pitchford, par. and vil., Shropshire, 6 miles SE. of Shrewsbury, 1645 ac., pop. 214; near the vil. is Pitchford Hall, seat.

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