Upton Lovell

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Upton Lovell
Church of St Augustine of Canterbury, Upton Lovell - geograph.org.uk - 867827.jpg
Church of St Augustine of Canterbury, Upton Lovell
Upton Lovell is located in Wiltshire
Upton Lovell
Upton Lovell
 Upton Lovell shown within Wiltshire
Population 165 (in 2011)[1]
OS grid reference ST946408
Unitary authority Wiltshire
Ceremonial county Wiltshire
Region South West
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Warminster
Postcode district BA12 0xx
Dialling code 01985
Police Wiltshire
Fire Dorset and Wiltshire
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament South West Wiltshire
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Coordinates: 51°09′58″N 2°04′44″W / 51.166°N 2.079°W / 51.166; -2.079

Upton Lovell is a village and civil parish in Wiltshire, England. It is situated on the A36, in the Wylye valley about 5 miles (8.0 km) southeast of Warminster.


Knook Castle, in the north of the parish, is the site of an Iron Age hillfort. The village of Upton Lovell is an ancient settlement, with a medieval church.

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.


The Anglican Church of St Augustine of Canterbury is Grade I listed.[3] It has a 13th-century chancel and a nave built in 1633. 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).[4]

Local government[edit]

Upton Lovell has its own parish council but almost all local government functions are carried out by Wiltshire Council, a 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]

In fiction[edit]

Upton Lovell appears in W. H. Hudson's book A Shepherd's Life, under the name of Doveton.[6]


  1. ^ "Wiltshire Community History - Census". Wiltshire Council. Retrieved 15 August 2014. 
  2. ^ The Prince Leopold web site
  3. ^ Historic England. "Church of St Peter, Upton Lovell (1181825)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Upton Lovell at Genuki
  5. ^ Althea Wynne (obituary) in The Daily Telegraph dated 14 February 2012, online at telegraph.co.uk, accessed 3 June 2012
  6. ^ Dennis Shrubsall, Pierre Coustillas, Walking with W.H. Hudson through the English landscape: the home country of the world's first literary environmentalist (Edwin Mellen Press, 2008) p. 80

External links[edit]

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