Place:Upton, Nottinghamshire, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates53.082°N 0.903°W
Located inNottinghamshire, England
See alsoThurgarton Wapentake, Nottinghamshire, Englandwapentake in which the place was located
Southwell Rural, Nottinghamshire, Englandrural district 1894-1974
Newark and Sherwood District, Nottinghamshire, Englanddistrict covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE:There is also a parish named Headon cum Upton in the northern part of Nottinghamshire, England in the Bassetlaw District.

the text in this section is based on an article in Wikipedia

Upton is a small village and civil parish in Nottinghamshire, England, 2 miles (3.2 km) east of Southwell, 5 miles (8.0 km) west of Newark on Trent and 3 miles (4.8 km) south of Hockerton; it lies on the A612 Nottingham-Newark road. In 1889, the village was described as sitting on a bend in the main road, "on the summit of a hill which commands a fine view of the Trent Valley... . The church, which is a prominent feature in the landscape, has a substantial Perpendicular tower crowned by eight pinnacles, and having in the centre a lofty master pinnacle which rises above its neighbours, and so adds materially to the effect."[1]

The village had a population of 425 at the 2011 census. The parish church of St Peter and St Paul is 13th century, built in the Perpendicular style. The tower of the church was also used as a dovecote. Upton Mill was a wooden postmill built circa 1814. Although still in use in 1905, the body of the mill had gone by 1911, the roundhouse being re-roofed and retained as a store.

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

"UPTON, a parish, with a village, in Southwell [registration] district, Notts; 2 miles E of Southwell [railway] station. It has a post-office under Southwell, and contains the Southwell workhouse. Acres: 1,440. Real property: £3,821. Population: 587. Houses: 120. The property is much subdivided. [Upton] Hall is the seat of P. R. Falkner, Esq. There are corn mills and a brick and tile kiln. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Lincoln. Value: £300. Patron: the Chapter of Southwell. The church is old, and has been recently restored. There are a Wesleyan chapel, a national school, and charities £68."

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