Upton Lovell

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Coordinates: 51°10′00″N 2°04′30″W / 51.1667°N 2.0751°W / 51.1667; -2.0751

Upton Lovell
Upton Lovell is located in Wiltshire
Upton Lovell
Upton Lovell
 Upton Lovell shown within Wiltshire
Population 183 [1]
OS grid reference ST948408
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Warminster
Postcode district BA12 0xx
Dialling code +44 (0)1985
Police Wiltshire
Fire Wiltshire
Ambulance Great Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament Westbury
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Upton Lovell is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. It is situated on the A36, near Warminster, and by the River Wylye.

History[edit]

Upton Lovell is an ancient settlement, with a medieval Church of England parish church dedicated Saint Augustine. Its parish registers are kept at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre for the years 1654-1992 (baptisms), 1654-1975 (marriages), and 1653-1991 (burials).[1]

The village's pub is called the Prince Leopold,[2] in memory of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, the youngest son of Queen Victoria, who lived at Boyton Manor in the neighbouring village of Boyton. He died of haemophilia in 1884.

Local government[edit]

Upton Lovell has its own parish council, but almost all local government functions are now carried out by Wiltshire Council, a new unitary authority created in 2009, with its principal offices at County Hall in Trowbridge. The village is represented in parliament by Andrew Murrison and in Wiltshire Council by Christopher Newbury, both Conservatives.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Upton Lovell at Genuki website
  2. ^ The Prince Leopold web site
  3. ^ Althea Wynne (obituary) in The Daily Telegraph dated 14 February 2012, online at telegraph.co.uk, accessed 3 June 2012

External links[edit]

Media related to Upton Lovell at Wikimedia Commons