Place:Upton (near Northampton), Northamptonshire, England

NameUpton (near Northampton)
Alt namesUpton
TypeCivil parish
Coordinates52.234°N 0.962°W
Located inNorthamptonshire, England
See alsoNorthampton Rural, Northamptonshire, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
Northampton District, Northamptonshire, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: There is also a place named Upton (near Castor) in northeastern Northamptonshire.

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

Upton (near Northampton) is a civil parish northeast of Kislingbury and southwest of Dallington, in Northamptonshire, England about 3.5 miles (6 km) west of Northampton town centre along the A4500 road. Formerly a scattered hamlet, it is now part of the Northampton District. The area west of Northampton is now a major area of expansion of the town and is named Upton after the parish.

The 2001 UK census showed the parish's population was 590 people.

A Vision of Britain through Time provides the following description of Upton (near Northampton) from John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales of 1870-72:

"UPTON, a parish in the district and county of Northampton; 1¾ mile W of Northampton [railway] station. Post town: Northampton. Acres: 979. Real property: £2,200. Population: 36. Houses: 7. The manor, with [Upton] Hall, belongs to W. Wright, Esq. The living is a rectory, annexed to Northampton-St. Peter. The church is old."

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These two maps show the boundaries of the individual civil parishes in the county in 1900 and in 1944. Comparing the two on a local level allows one to understand the alterations (should there be any) which occurred during the interim period which are noted in the text above.

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