Upavon Wiltshire Family History Guide

Upavon is an Ancient Parish in the county of Wiltshire. 

Alternative names: Uphaven

Other places in the parish include: Cave of Adullam. 

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1687
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1625

Nonconformists include: Particular Baptist

Adjacent Parishes

  • Orcheston St George
  • Rushall
  • Everleigh
  • Manningford Bohune
  • Enford

Historical Descriptions

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

UPAVON, or Uphaven, a parish, with a village, in Pewsey district, Wilts; on the river Avon, 3½ miles SSE of Woolborough r. station, and 9 ESE of Devizes. It has a post-office under Marlborough, and formerly had a market. Acres, 3,329. Real property, £4,265. Pop., 508. Houses, 118. The property is much divided. A Benedictine priory, a cell to Fontanelle abbey in France, was founded here in the time of Henry I.; and was given, at the suppression of alien monasteries, to Ivychurch priory. U. Hill has traces of a small ancient camp. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Salisbury. Value, £125. Patron, the Lord Chancellor. The church is good; and there are a Baptist chapel and charities £11.

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


County: Wiltshire
Civil Registration District: Pewsey
Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Salisbury
Diocese: Salisbury
Rural Deanery: Potterne
Poor Law Union: Pewsey
Hundred: Swanborough (Wiltshire)
Province: Canterbury