Upton Noble

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Upton Noble
Stone building with tower beyond field and stone wall.
Church of St Mary Magdalene
Upton Noble is located in Somerset
Upton Noble
Upton Noble
Upton Noble shown within Somerset
Population 128 (2011)[1]
OS grid reference ST715395
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Postcode district BA4
Dialling code 01749
Police Avon and Somerset
Fire Devon and Somerset
Ambulance South Western
EU Parliament South West England
UK Parliament
List of places
SomersetCoordinates: 51°09′15″N 2°24′32″W / 51.15404°N 2.40888°W / 51.15404; -2.40888

Upton Noble is a village and civil parish on the River Frome. It is roughly 4.5 miles (7 km) north-east of Bruton, and 7 miles (11 km) from Frome town centre, in the Mendip district of Somerset, England.

There was a 17th Century village pub called The Lamb Inn (now closed), a village hall, a primary school, a church, a post office and a garage.


The parish was also known as Upton Caboche in the 14th century.[2]

The first part of the name means the upper settlement, the second part is from the family of Sir John le Noble who held the manor in the 13th century.[3]


The parish council has responsibility for local issues, including setting an annual precept (local rate) to cover the council’s operating costs and producing annual accounts for public scrutiny. The parish council evaluates local planning applications and works with the local police, district council officers, and neighbourhood watch groups on matters of crime, security, and traffic. The parish council's role also includes initiating projects for the maintenance and repair of parish facilities, as well as consulting with the district council on the maintenance, repair, and improvement of highways, drainage, footpaths, public transport, and street cleaning. Conservation matters (including trees and listed buildings) and environmental issues are also the responsibility of the council.

The village falls within the Non-metropolitan district of Mendip, which was formed on 1 April 1974 under the Local Government Act 1972, having previously been part of Frome Rural District,[4] which is responsible for local planning and building control, local roads, council housing, environmental health, markets and fairs, refuse collection and recycling, cemeteries and crematoria, leisure services, parks, and tourism.

Somerset County Council is responsible for running the largest and most expensive local services such as education, social services, libraries, main roads, public transport, policing and fire services, trading standards, waste disposal and strategic planning.

It is also part of the Somerton and Frome (UK Parliament constituency) county constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It elects one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first past the post system of election, and part of the South West England constituency of the European Parliament which elects seven MEPs using the d'Hondt method of party-list proportional representation.

Religious sites[edit]

The Church of St Mary Magdalene dates from the 12th century and is a Grade II* listed building.[5] The church was a chapelry to Batcombe.[3]


  1. ^ "Upton Noble Parish". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Upton Noble". British History Online. Retrieved 26 November 2006. 
  3. ^ a b Bush, Robin (1994). Somerset: The Complete Guide. Dovecote Press. p. 212. ISBN 1-874336-26-1. 
  4. ^ "Frome RD". A vision of Britain Through Time. University of Portsmouth. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Church of St Mary Magdalene". Images of England. Retrieved 26 November 2006. 

External links[edit]

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