Upavon Wiltshire Family History Guide
Upavon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire.
Alternative names: Uphaven
Other places in the parish include: Cave of Adullam.
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1687
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1625
Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist
- Orcheston St George
- Manningford Bohune
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
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.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
Civil Registration District: Pewsey
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
Rural Deanery: Potterne
Poor Law Union: Pewsey
Hundred: Swanborough (Wiltshire)