Uplowman

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St Peter's Church, Uplowman

Uplowman (/ʌpˈlmən/) is a village and civil parish in Devon, situated about 4 miles north-east of the town of Tiverton. The parish is surrounded, clockwise from the north, by the parishes of Hockworthy, Sampford Peverell, Halberton, Tiverton, and Huntsham.[1]

Notable buildings[edit]

  • St Peter's parish church: the church was built in the 15th century by Margaret Beaufort, the mother of Henry VII. Features of interest include the 15th-century font and a peace window showing St Michael, St George and St Denys.[2]
  • Uplowman Court, 14th-century remnant of former manor house situated immediately to north of the church, rubble wall attached to east end of a farmhouse.[3]
  • Widhayes, a late 16th-century farmhouse refurbished in 1880.[4]
  • Spalsbury, late mediaeval farmhouse.[4]
  • Middlecombe, a classic 17th-century thatched farmhouse.[4]
  • Uplowman House, late 18th-century stuccoed house.[4] Home to Denys Rhodes and Margaret Rhodes between 1952 and 1973, as a first cousin to Elizabeth II Margaret often hosted Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and Princess Margaret at the house over a weekend.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Map of Devon Parishes" (PDF). Devon County Council. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  2. ^ Mee, Arthur, ed. (1938) Devon. London: Hodder & Stoughton; p. 457
  3. ^ Pevsner, p. 881
  4. ^ a b c d Pevsner, p. 882
  5. ^ Margaret Rhodes (2011). The Final Curtsey.

Sources[edit]

  • Pevsner, Nikolaus & Cherry, Bridget, The Buildings of England: Devon, London, 2004, pp. 881–2

External links[edit]

Media related to Uplowman at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 50°56′N 3°24′W / 50.933°N 3.400°W / 50.933; -3.400