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Picklescott is situated 7 miles south of Shrewsbury off the A49 to Leominster and 3 miles north of Church Stretton close to the Long Mynd & within the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty.


The village lies over 1000ft above sea level with stunning views of Lawley Hill, Caer Caradoc and the Wrekin. The area around Picklescott  has an abundance of public footpaths and bridleways  and spectacular scenery which explains its popularity for walking, horse riding, angling, cycling, mountain biking, gliding & a wide range of other outdoor activities.


Picklescott stands on Picklescott Brook at the junction of the roads leading to Betchcott, Smethcote, Wilderley  and The Thresholds. At the cross roads in the centre of the village is a group of cottages most of which were formerly occupied by tradesmen. In days gone by Picklescott supported a wheelwright, carpenter, blacksmith, undertaker and an alehouse. The alehouse first recorded in 1616 was called 'The Gate Hangs Well'. The 'Gate Hangs Well' closed c.1800 and is now a private dwelling known as The Gatehouse. 

Picklescott boasts a refurbished Village Hall and the legendary Bottle and Glass Inn , both lying in the centre of the village. The Bottle & Glass was originally a farmhouse and was first licensed as an alehouse in 1837.


 

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