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.
The Wotherton Barytes Mine operated here until 1911.
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- Gelling, M. The place-names of Shropshire, vol I: The major names of Shropshire, English Place-Name Society, 1990, p.328
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