Ripple, a village and a parish in Worcestershire. The village stands at the boundary with Gloucestershire, near the river Severn, 3 miles S of Upton-on-Severn, and 4 NNW of Tewkesbury, and has a station on the Tewkesbury and Malvern branch of the M.R., and a post office under Tewkesbury; money order office, Upton-on-Severn; telegraph office at the railway station. The parish contains also the village of Uckinghall, and the hamlets of Holly Green, Naunton, and Ryall. Acreage, 2462; population, 726. There is a parish council consisting of nine members. Roman remains have been found at Bow Farm, and there are traces of a paved road from Bow Bridge to Tewkesbury. In the village are the ancient stocks and whipping post, and the base and shaft of a cross. There are similar fragments of crosses in the churchyard and at Uckinghall. There are four alms-houses. Market gardening is largely carried on. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester; gross value, £712 with residence. Patron, the Bishop of Worcester. The church is an ancient cruciform edifice, chiefly Early English, with some traces of Norman work. It contains two ranges of Perpendicular stalls with interesting subselliae.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Ripple St. Mary|
|Poor Law union||Upton|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Ripple from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858. (Ripple (St. Mary))
Land and Property
The full transcript of the Worcestershire section of the Return of Owners of Land, 1873.
Online maps of Ripple are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Worcestershire papers online:
The Visitation of Worcestershire 1569 is available on the Heraldry page.