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Hawkesbury Upton shown within Gloucestershire
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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 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 Somerset Monument is on the Cotswold Edge nearby. Designed by Lewis Vulliamy, it was constructed in 1846 as a memorial to Lord Edward Somerset, who led the British cavalry at the Battle of Waterloo. The first keeper of the monument was Shadrack Byfield, a one-armed veteran of the Anglo-American War of 1812, whose memoirs of that conflict have achieved a measure of fame. Byfield, a native of Bradford on Avon in Wiltshire, lived in Hawkesbury Upton from 1843 to 1856.
- Headley, Gwyn; Meulenkamp, Wim (1999). Follies, grottoes & garden buildings. London: Aurum. p. 241.
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