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Holdgate or Holgate, Shropshire

Historical Description

Holdgate or Holgate, a township and a parish in Salop. The township lies on the river Corve, 5 miles S of Rushbury station on the Wellington and Craven Arms branch of the G.W.R, and 9 S by W of Much Wenlock. The parish contains also the township of Brookhampton, and for ecclesiastical purposes only that of Bouldon, and its post town is Much Wenlock. Acreage, 1254; population of the civil parish, 95; of the ecclesiastical, 170. An ancient castle formerly stood here. The living is a rectory, with Bouldon, and a subdeaconry in the diocese of Hereford; gross value, -E400 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Hereford. The church is Norman, and has a beautiful Norman doorway and a Norman font. There is a small church at Bouldon.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySalop 
Ecclesiastical parishHoldgate Holy Trinity 
Poor Law unionLudlow 

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Land and Property

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