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Holdgate, Shropshire

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Holdgate, Shropshire

Holdgate (or Stanton Holdgate or Castle Holdgate) is a small village in Shropshire, England. It forms part of the civil parish of Abdon. The village is laid on top of a small hill which rises to 169 metres above sea level, and has a parish church. There are remnants of the medieval Holdgate Castle. Holdgate was once (in medieval times) a more populous place than today. Holdgate was a civil parish until 1967. Bouldon was, until 1884, a detached part of Holdgate parish.
Administrative CountyShropshire
Traditional CountyShropshire
OS GridSO5689
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionWest Midlands
Police AuthorityWest Mercia
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityShropshire
Ambulance AuthorityWest Midlands

Other names by which Holdgate, Shropshire has been known in the past

Holgate ~ Holgot ~ Howgate

Holdgate, Shropshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Holdgate, par., S. Shropshire, on river Corve, 7 miles SE. of Church Stretton, 1896 ac., pop. 183.

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