Upottery

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Upottery
Upottery church (geograph 2571041).jpg
Upottery church
Upottery is located in Devon
Upottery
Upottery
Location within Devon
Population701 [1]
Shire county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Dialling code01404
PoliceDevon and Cornwall
FireDevon and Somerset
AmbulanceSouth Western
EU ParliamentSouth West England
List of places
UK
England
Devon
50°51′47″N 3°08′06″W / 50.863°N 3.135°W / 50.863; -3.135Coordinates: 50°51′47″N 3°08′06″W / 50.863°N 3.135°W / 50.863; -3.135

Upottery (originally Up Ottery) is a small village, civil parish and former manor in East Devon, England.

Location[edit]

Upottery is situated in the valley of the River Otter, from which it derives its name. The northern boundary of the parish lies on the border between Devon and Somerset. Clockwise from there it is surrounded by the Devon parishes of Yarcombe, Stockland, Cotleigh, Monkton, Luppitt and Clayhidon.[2] Parts of the parish church of St Mary the Virgin date from the 12th century.[3] The United Kingdom Census 2011 recorded the population of the parish as 701.[1] Upottery lies in the electoral ward of Otterhead which had a population at the United Kingdom Census 2011 of 2,201.[4]

History[edit]

The former World War II airfield of RAF Upottery is located near the village.

Upottery appeared as the opening location in the 2001 television miniseries Band of Brothers.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Area: Upottery (Parish)—Key Figures for 2011 Census: Key Statistics". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Map of Devon Parishes" (PDF). Devon County Council. Retrieved 7 July 2016.
  3. ^ "St Mary the Virgin Church, Upottery". Dunkeswell Mission Community. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Otterhead parish 2011". Retrieved 25 February 2015.

External links[edit]

Media related to Upottery at Wikimedia Commons