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HOLDFAST, a hamlet, in the parish of Ripple, union of Upton-upon-Severn, Lower division of the hundred of Oswaldslow, Upton and W. divisions of the county of Worcester, 1¾ mile (S. by E.) from Upton; containing 97 inhabitants, and comprising 647 acres of a highly productive soil. It is situated on the right bank of the Severn, being divided from the rest of Ripple by that river. Here was anciently a chapel.

Transcribed from A Topographical Dictionary of England, by Samuel Lewis, seventh edition, published 1858.