Place:Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, England

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NameUpton-upon-Severn
Alt namesUptonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
Upton upon Severnsource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-181
TypeTown
Coordinates52.072°N 2.217°W
Located inWorcestershire, England
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Upton-upon-Severn (or Upton-on-Severn) is a small town and civil parish in the Malvern Hills District of Worcestershire, England, on the River Severn. According to the national census 2001 it had a population of 2,859.[1] Located from Malvern, the bridge at Upton is the only one across the river Severn between Worcester and Tewkesbury. The present bridge was built in 1940.[2] Upton was founded in 897. Oliver Cromwell's soldiers crossed the Severn here to win the battle of Upton before the main Battle of Worcester in the English Civil War. The town has a distinctive tower and copper-clad cupola known locally as the Pepperpot and the only surviving remnant of a former church.[3]

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