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Purslow, Shropshire

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Purslow, Shropshire

Purslow is a hamlet in south Shropshire, England. It is located on the B4368 between the towns of Clun and Craven Arms. Purslow was originally a hundred and there is a pub in the village called the "Hundred House". There is also a manor house which has existed in some form since the twelfth century. It is believed the name originally comes from the naming of 'Pusse's barrow'. A coat of arms exists for the Purslow family. Sited in Purslow is a war memorial to commemorate those fallen.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSO3680
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
 

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

Posselau

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

Purslow, hundred, Shropshire, 66,652 ac., pop. 9199.

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