Pulverbatch and Cothercott
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The friendly White Horse Inn in Pulverbatch is a Grade II listed, 14th or 15th century farm house. It’s an excellent place to begin your exploration. Up the lane Pulverbatch Motte, known locally as the Knapp, is one of the finest motte and bailey castle sites in the county. Unlike the pub, its original function was to keep visitors out. It’s much easier to visit now, with a double mound bisected by a deep ditch. There is excellent parking nearby.
The castle is perched high above two crossroads. In the 20th century the roads were vital to the lead, copper and barytes mines in the area. One of the finest surviving examples of a barytes mill can be found at Cothercott, two miles south along the Ratlinghope road. The remains of the Mill’s narrow-gauge railway can be traced in the fields between Cothercott and Pulverbatch.
The results below represent a sample of records held for this area by Shropshire Historic Environment Record and Shropshire Archives. Please visit http://search.shropshirehistory.org.uk to undertake a full search of this data.