Betchcott

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Betchcott
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The hamlet of Betchcott
Betchcott is located in Shropshire
Betchcott
Betchcott
Betchcott shown within Shropshire
OS grid referenceSO434987
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Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townCHURCH STRETTON
Postcode districtSY6
Dialling code01694
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AmbulanceWest Midlands
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52°34′59″N 2°50′02″W / 52.583°N 2.834°W / 52.583; -2.834Coordinates: 52°34′59″N 2°50′02″W / 52.583°N 2.834°W / 52.583; -2.834

Betchcott is a hamlet near the villages of Picklescott and Woolstaston in Shropshire, England.

It lies in the parish of Smethcott, in the northern foothills of the Long Mynd. The nearest town is Church Stretton.

Its name is derived from Old English bæce or bece, "brook", referring to a cottage by a brook.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gelling & Foxall, The place-names of Shropshire: Part 2, The hundreds of Ford and Condover, English Place-Name Society, 1995, p.182

External links[edit]

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