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Upton, Somerset

Historical Description

Upton, a parish, with a village, in Somerset, 4½ miles ENE of Dulverton station on the G.W.R. It has a post office under Wiveliscombe; money order and telegraph office, Wiveliscombe. Acreage, 3845; population, 247. The manor belongs to the Earl of Carnarvon. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Bath and Wells; net value, £70. A new church was erected in 1867, and is a building of stone in the Early English style. There is a Bible Christian chapel.

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 CountySomersetshire 
Ecclesiastical parishUpton St. James 
HundredWilliton and Freemanners 
Poor Law unionDulverton 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Church Records, in association with Somerset Archives & Local Studies, have images of the Parish Registers for Somerset online.

Directories & Gazetteers

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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Somersetshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.

DistrictSouth Somerset
RegionSouth West
Postal districtTA10
Post TownLangport