Wotherton

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Wotherton
The Cottage - geograph.org.uk - 653887.jpg
Cottage in Wotherton
Wotherton is located in Shropshire
Wotherton
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Wotherton shown within Shropshire
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Post townMONTGOMERY
Postcode districtSY15
Dialling code01938
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52°35′53″N 3°03′40″W / 52.598°N 3.061°W / 52.598; -3.061Coordinates: 52°35′53″N 3°03′40″W / 52.598°N 3.061°W / 52.598; -3.061

Wotherton is a hamlet in west Shropshire, close to the Welsh border. It is in the civil parish of Chirbury with Brompton. Its name, mentioned as a manor in Domesday means, roughly, "settlement at a woodland ford"; the road through the village crosses a small stream.[1]

The Wotherton Barytes Mine operated here until 1911.

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  1. ^ Gelling, M. The place-names of Shropshire, vol I: The major names of Shropshire, English Place-Name Society, 1990, p.328