Place:Ratlinghope, Shropshire, England


Located inShropshire, England
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Ratlinghope is a village and civil parish in Shropshire, England. It is situated four miles (6 km) west from Church Stretton and twelve miles (19 km) south from Shrewsbury.

Historically it is located in the hundred of Purslow. For Church of England purposes it is in the rural deanery of Bishop's Castle, archdeaconry of Ludlow, and diocese of Hereford.

It is said that it is sometimes pronounced "Ratchup" by the locals, though none of the locals currently do so – the shortened version is thought to have been created by the post office. The village is scattered around a valley in the hills of the Long Mynd and Stiperstones, an AONB (area of outstanding natural beauty). The population is less than 100.

Nearby is the hamlet of Bridges, which falls within Ratlinghope civil parish, and where there is a youth hostel and a public house.

Castle Ring, the earthwork of Ratlinghope Hill, is the fort described by Mary Webb in her novel "Golden Arrow".

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