Hawkesbury Upton

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Hawkesbury Upton
Hawkesbury Upton is located in Gloucestershire
Hawkesbury Upton
Hawkesbury Upton
 Hawkesbury Upton shown within Gloucestershire
Population c. 1,200
OS grid reference ST726822
Civil parish Hawkesbury
Unitary authority South Gloucestershire
Ceremonial county Gloucestershire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Gloucester
Dialling code 01454
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Avon
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Northavon
List of places
UK
England
Gloucestershire

Coordinates: 51°34′45″N 2°19′08″W / 51.579178°N 2.318766°W / 51.579178; -2.318766

Hawkesbury Upton is a village in South Gloucestershire, England, east of the much smaller Hawkesbury. It lies north of Horton, east of Dunkirk and south of Alderley and Hillesley. The "Somerset Monument" is on the Cotswold Edge nearby. The monument, which was designed by Vulliamy, was constructed in 1846 as a memorial to Lord Robert Somerset of Badminton, an army general who fought at Waterloo.[1]

Hawkesbury Upton is close to the A46 road. Hawkesbury Upton is larger than Hawkesbury, which lies a little way to the west. Hawkesbury Upton lies on the Cotswold Way and exhibits many of the characteristics of a typical Cotswold village, including use of the local limestone in the majority of the buildings.

The village has two pubs - The Beaufort Arms and The Fox Inn, both on the High Street, a primary school, a village shop, a post office and a hair salon. There is also a village hall with recreation ground and a cricket club.

The village is also home to world-renowned football club, the Hawkesbury Stallions. Notable alumni of the Stallions' Recreation Ground include the likes of Bill Stephens, not to be mistaken for Liverpool F.C. great Jamie Stephens, and George Setterfield. The club plays in the Stroud and District League Division 6.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Headley, Gwyn; Meulenkamp, Wim (1999). Follies, grottoes & garden buildings. London: Aurum. p. 241. 

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