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"RATLINGHOPE, a parish in the Bishop's Castle division of Purslow hundred, county Salop, 4 miles N.W. of Church Stretton, its post town, and 12 S.W. of Shrewsbury. The village, which is of small extent, is situated on the river Onny, and on the road from Shrewsbury to Bishop's Castle. A portion of the district is in a wild state, and becomes impassable during the inclemency of the winter season. The parish includes the townships of Stitt and Gatten. A thin vein of copper has been found, but is not worked. The living is a perpetual curacy in the diocese of Hereford, value £65. The church is dedicated to St. Margaret. The parochial charities produce about £1 per annum. R. Scott, Esq., is lord of the manor."[Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015]


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Transcribed from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland 1868 by Colin Hinson ©2015

  • " GATTIN, a township united with Stritt, in the parish of Ratlinghope, county Salop, 5 miles N.W. of Church Stretton. Gattin Lodge is the principal residence."
  • " STRITT WITH GATTIN, a township in the parish of Ratlinghope, county Salop, 4 miles N.W. of Church Stretton, on the river Onny."

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