Upavon  Wiltshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Upavon like this:

UPAVON, or Uphaven, a parish, with a village, in Pewsey district, Wilts; on the river Avon, 3½ miles SSE of Woolborough r. station, and 9 ESE of Devizes. It has a post-office under Marlborough, and formerly had a market. Acres, 3,329. Real property, £4,265. Pop., 508. Houses, 118. ...

The property is much divided. 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 Ivychurch priory. U. Hill has traces of a small ancient camp. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £125.* Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good; and there are a Baptist chapel and charities £11.

Upavon through time

Upavon is now part of Kennet district. Click here for graphs and data of how Kennet has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Upavon itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Upavon, in Kennet and Wiltshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 23rd October 2021

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