Place:Upton Noble, Somerset, England

NameUpton Noble
Alt namesUpton-Noblesource: spelling variant
Upton Caboche (14th century)source: wikipedia
TypeVillage, Civil parish
Coordinates51.154°N 2.412°W
Located inSomerset, England
See alsoBatcombe, Somerset, Englandecclesiastical parish in which it was a chapelry
Bruton Hundred, Somerset, Englandhundred in which it was located
Shepton Mallet Rural, Somerset, Englandrural district in which Upton Noble was situated 1894-1933
Frome Rural, Somerset, Englandrural district in which Upton Noble was situated 1933-1974
Mendip District, Somerset, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia.

Upton Noble is a village and civil parish on the River Frome 3 miles north east of Bruton, and 7 miles from Frome, in the Mendip District of Somerset, England. In the UK census of 2011 it had a population of 128.

The village falls within the non-metropolitan district of Mendip, which was formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, having previously been part of Frome Rural District and Shepton Mallet Rural District.

Upton Noble was originally a chapelry in the ecclesiastical parish of Batcombe.


Historic Descriptions

1822 - Somersetshire Delineated by Christopher and John Greenwood

UPTON-NOBLE — a parish in the hundred of Bruton,4 miles N.N.E. from Bruton; containing 62 inhabited houses, and 69 families, 53 of whom are employed in agriculture. The church is a small structure, consisting of a nave, chancel, south aisle and porch, over which is a tower containing two bells. The living is a rectory, in the deanery of Cary, united with Batcombe. Population, 1801, 223 — 1811, 219 — 1821, 285.

1929 - Somerset by George Woosung Wade & Joseph Henry Wade

Upton Noble, a parish 2½ m. S.W. of Witham Friary. The church has a small gable-roofed tower, and preserves in the E. wall of a S. chapel a defaced crucifix within a nimbus. The font is early.

Research Tips

  • The Somerset Heritage Centre (incorporating what was formerly the Somerset Record Office and the Somerset Local Studies Library) can be found at its new location at Langford Mead in Taunton. It has an online search facility leading to pages of interest, including maps from the First and Second Ordnance Survey (select "Maps and Postcards" from the list at the left, then enter the parish in the search box).
    The Heritage Centre has an email address:
  • Three maps on the A Vision of Britain through Time website illustrate the changes in political boundaries over the period 1830-1945. All have expanding scales and on the second and third this facility is sufficient that individual parishes can be inspected.
  • Somerset Hundreds as drawn in 1832. This map was prepared before The Great Reform Act of that year. Note the polling places and representation of the various parts of the county.
  • Somerset in 1900, an Ordnance Survey map showing rural districts, the boundaries of the larger towns, the smaller civil parishes of the time, and some hamlets and villages in each parish
  • Somerset in 1943, an Ordnance Survey map showing the rural districts after the changes to their structure in the 1930s
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