Ripple

Ripple Worcestershire Family History Guide

Ripple is an Ancient Parish in the county of Worcestershire. Queenhill is a chapelry of Ripple.

Other places in the parish include: Holdfast, Ryall, Holly Green, The Grove, Naunton, Uckinghall, and Sexton’s Load.

Parish church: St. James; St Mary the Virgin

Parish registers begin: 1558

Parishes adjacent to Ripple

Historical Descriptions

Ripple

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

Ripple, a village and a parish in Upton-on-Severn district, Worcester. The village stands adjacent to the Malvern and Tewkesbury railway, at the boundary with Gloucestershire, near the river Severn, 3½ miles N N W of Tewkesbury; and has a station on the railway, and a post-office under Tewkesbury. The parish contains also the hamlets of Queenhill and Holdfast, and comprises 4,140 acres. Real property, £8, 502. Pop., 1,045. Houses, 253. The property is much subdivided. The manor belongs to Mrs. Parkhurst. R. Hall is the residence of J. Empson, Esq. Market-gardening is largely carried on. The living is a rectory, united with the chapelry of Queenhill, in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £1,000. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church is ancient, cruciform, and good. There is a national school.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Ripple, a parish in the lower division of Oswaldslow hund, union of Upton-upon-Severn, county of Worcester; 2½ miles south-east by south of Upton-upon-Severn. It includes the chapelry of Queenhill and the hamlet of Holdfast. Living, a rectory with the curacy of Queenhill, in the archd. and dio. of Worcester; rated at £42 6s. 4d.; gross income £1,248; nett income £1,186. Tithes commuted in 1801. Patron, the bishop of Worcester. Here is a day and Sunday school. Charities, in 1830, £128 13s. per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £254. Acres 4,140. Houses 222. A.P. £6,009. Pop., in 1801, 679; in 1831, 972.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851.

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Ripple – a parish in the hundred of Oswaldslow, lower division, 4 miles N.N.E from Tewkesbury, and 108 from London; containing 142 inhabited houses. It is a rectory, with the chapelry of Queenhill annexed; Rev. Job Walker Baugh, incumbent; instituted 1812; patron, the Bishop of Worcester. Population, 1801, 679 – 1811, 890 – 1821, 780.

Source: Worcestershire Delineated: Being a Topographical Description of Each Parish, Chapelry, Hamlet, &c. In the County; with the distances and bearings from their respective market towns, &c. By C. and J. Greenwood. Printed by T. Bensley, Crane Court, Fleet Street, London, 1822.

Holdfast

The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales 1851

Holdfast, a hamlet in Ripple parish, Worcestershire; north of Tewkesbury, between the rivers Severn and Avon. Mrs. Ann Bowyer gave to tbe poor of this hamlet an acre of meadow-land, lying in Upton Lower Ham, and also two cattle pastures in Upton parsonage moors, producing, in 1830, £5 per annum. Poor rates, in 1838, £53 5s. Acres 740. Houses 19. A. P. £2,175. Pop., in 1801, 84; in 1831,86.

Source: The Parliamentary Gazetteer of England and Wales; A Fullarton & Co. Glasgow; 1851

Worcestershire Delineated C. and J. Greenwood 1822

Holdfast – a hamlet in the parish of Ripple, Worcestershire, and hundred of Oswaldslow, lower division, 1½ mile S. from Upton-on-Severn, and 108 from London; containing 18 inhabited houses. Population, 1801, 84 – 1811, no return – 1821 89.

Source: Worcestershire Delineated: Being a Topographical Description of Each Parish, Chapelry, Hamlet, &c. In the County; with the distances and bearings from their respective market towns, &c. By C. and J. Greenwood. Printed by T. Bensley, Crane Court, Fleet Street, London, 1822.

Parish Records

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Directories

Online Directories

Bentley's Directory of Ripple 1840 - Archive.org

Directory Transcriptions

Ripple Worcestershire Billings Directory 1855

Ripple Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820

 

Holdfast and Eastington Lewis Worcestershire Directory 1820  

Administration

  • County: Worcestershire
  • Civil Registration District: Upton upon Severn
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Rector of Ripple with Queenhill and Holdfast
  • Diocese: Worcester
  • Rural Deanery: Pershore
  • Poor Law Union: Upton upon Severn
  • Hundred: Oswaldslow; Pershore
  • Province: Canterbury