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Upavon, Wiltshire

Historical Description

Upavon, a parish, with a village, in Wiltshire, on the river Avon, 4 miles from Pewsey station on the G.W.R., and 9 ESE of Devizes. It has a post, money order, and telegraph office under Pewsey. Acreage, 3352; population, 471. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. A Benedictine priory, a cell to Fontanelle Abbey in France, was founded here in the time of Henry I., and was given at the suppression of alien monasteries to Ivy-church Priory. Upavon Hill has traces of a small ancient camp called Catterley. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury; net value, £98 with residence. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is a building of stone in the Early English style, has been well restored, and is very interesting. There is a small Baptist chapel.

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

Administration

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

Ancient CountyWiltshire 
Ecclesiastical parishUphaven St. Mary 
HundredSwanborough 
Poor Law unionPewsey 

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


Church Records

Findmypast, in association with the Wiltshire Record Office, have the following parish records online for Upavon:

BaptismsBannsMarriagesBurials
1625-18801760-18411625-18371625-1880

Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Upavon from the following:


Maps

Online maps of Upavon are available from a number of sites:


Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Wiltshire papers online:

CountyWiltshire
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Postal districtSN9
Post TownPewsey

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