Church Pulverbatch

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Church Pulverbatch
St Edith's Church, Church Pulverbatch - - 1880076.jpg
St Edith's Church, Church Pulverbatch
Church Pulverbatch is located in Shropshire
Church Pulverbatch
Church Pulverbatch
Church Pulverbatch shown within Shropshire
Population 361 (2011)
OS grid reference SJ428028
Civil parish
  • Church Pulverbatch
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district SY5
Dialling code 01743
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°37′12″N 2°50′42″W / 52.620°N 2.845°W / 52.620; -2.845Coordinates: 52°37′12″N 2°50′42″W / 52.620°N 2.845°W / 52.620; -2.845

Church Pulverbatch is a small village and civil parish in central Shropshire, England. The population of the parish was 344 at the time of the 2001 census,[1] increasing to 361 at the 2011 Census.[2]

It is located near Habberley and Picklescott. The nearest towns are Shrewsbury and Church Stretton; both are approximately 8 miles by road.

Castle Pulverbatch

Also within the parish is the village of Pulverbatch, which is situated on the Shrewsbury-Longden-Bridges road and has a public house, called the White Horse. The villages of Church Pulverbatch (also known as Churton) and Pulverbatch are less than half a mile apart. The hamlet of Wrentnall is situated to the north of Pulverbatch, also within the parish. The current Lord of Wrentnall, and Lord of Great Lyth, is also the Baron of Pulverbatch (Farrow, M. W. MA (Cantab), 7 April 2003, Lordships of Wrentnall and Pulverbatch).

The Church of England parish church of St Edith, built of mauve rubblestone with Grinshill stone dressings, has an ornate west tower of 1773, but most of the present building, the nave and chancel, was restored in 1852-53 and a north aisle added by Shrewsbury architect Edward Haycock. Inside is a plain wooden west gallery and box pews,[3] besides a framed Roll of Honour to parish men who served in World War I, and electric lighting that was fitted in memory of five men of the parish who died serving in World War II.[4] The churchyard contains a Commonwealth war grave of a Canadian airman of World War II.[5]

On a hill to the south of Pulverbatch are the earthwork remains of Castle Pulverbatch, a medieval motte-and-bailey castle.


  1. ^ Church Pulverbatch CP, Office for National Statistics
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  3. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (2005). The Buildings of England: Shropshire. Yale University Press. p. 203. ISBN 0-300-12083-4. 
  4. ^ Francis, Peter (2013). Shropshire War Memorials, Sites of Remembrance. YouCaxton. p. 92. ISBN 978-1-909644-11-3. 
  5. ^ [1] CWGC Casualty record.

6. Farrow, M. W. MA (Cantab), 7 April 2003, Lordships of Wrentnall and Pulverbatch.