Upton Somerset Family History Guide

Upton is an Ancient Parish in the county of Somerset. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1708
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1597

Nonconformists include: Bible Christian Methodist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Brompton Regis
  • Raddington
  • Bampton
  • Chipstable
  • Huish Champflower
  • Skilgate

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

UPTON, a parish, with a village, in the district of Tiverton and county of Somerset; 4½ miles ENE of Dulverton, and 12 N by E of Tiverton r. station. It has a post-office under Wiveliscombe. Acres, 3,779. Real property, £3,095. Pop., 314. Houses, 71. The manor belongs to the Earl of Carnarvon. Venn House is the seat ofW. Blake, Esq. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Bath and Wells. Value, £70. Patron, J. Bere, Esq. The church is old, but has a recent tower.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].


County: Somerset
Civil Registration District: Tiverton
Probate Court: Court of the Bishop (Consistory) of the Archdeaconry of Taunton
Diocese: Bath and Wells
Rural Deanery: Dunster
Poor Law Union: Dulverton
Hundred: Williton and Freemanors
Province: Canterbury