Purslow

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Purslow
River Clun viewed from the footbridge - geograph.org.uk - 164420.jpg
The River Clun near Purslow
Purslow is located in Shropshire
Purslow
Purslow
Purslow shown within Shropshire
OS grid reference SJ359809
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Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town CRAVEN ARMS
Postcode district SY7
Dialling code 01588
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52°25′19″N 2°56′31″W / 52.422°N 2.942°W / 52.422; -2.942Coordinates: 52°25′19″N 2°56′31″W / 52.422°N 2.942°W / 52.422; -2.942

Purslow is a hamlet in south Shropshire, England. It is located on the B4368 between the towns of Clun and Craven Arms, on a minor crossroads.

Purslow was a hundred and there is a pub at the crossroads 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 at the crossroads is a war memorial to commemorate those fallen from the area, including an officer in the Gulf War (1991).

Although a tiny settlement, the annual summer Purslow Sports and Show attracts visitors (and relies on organisers) from all over the area. Highlights are a run up Clunbury Hill and the produce tent, where exhibitors compete for prizes in horticulture, cookery and handicrafts.Held on August Bank Holiday Monday at Purslow Farm.

The hamlet forms part of the civil parish of Clunbury, a nearby village.

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