English Place-name Society

Survey of English Place-Names

A county-by-county guide to the linguistic origins of England’s place-names – a project of the English Place-Name Society, founded 1923.

Church Pulverbatch

Major Settlement in the Parish of Church Pulverbatch

Historical Forms

  • Chirchetona de Pulrebeche 1221 HAC

Etymology

The castle is an impressive motte and bailey. VCH VIII131 says it was still occupied in 1205, but was not regarded as a manor house in 1292. The village has obviously been laid out at the foot of the castle.

Places in the same Parish