Waters Upton

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Waters Upton
StMichael, Waters Upton.jpg
St Michael's Church
Waters Upton is located in Shropshire
Waters Upton
Waters Upton
Waters Upton shown within Shropshire
Population 951 (2011)
OS grid reference SJ633194
Civil parish
  • Waters Upton
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town TELFORD
Postcode district TF6
Dialling code 01952
Police West Mercia
Fire Shropshire
Ambulance West Midlands
EU Parliament West Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
52°46′16″N 2°32′38″W / 52.771°N 2.544°W / 52.771; -2.544Coordinates: 52°46′16″N 2°32′38″W / 52.771°N 2.544°W / 52.771; -2.544

Waters Upton is a small village and civil parish in Shropshire, England. The population of the Civil Parish at the 2011 Census was 951.[1]

It was recorded in the Domesday book as "Uptone", when it was stated to be tenanted by a "Seuuard", and to have been held by a man called "Gamel" before the Conquest.[2] At the time of the survey it contained 3 ox-teams, 4 neat-herds, 4 villeins, 1 boor and 1 radman, and a mill of 12s. 1d. annual value.[2] In a reversal of the usual order seen in the naming of places and landowning families, it became known as Waters Upton after an early landowner, Walter Fitzjohn.

The civil parish, which had a total population of 873 at the 2001 census,[3] also includes the villages of Great Bolas and Crudgington.

The village is just off the A442 and has a church,[4] One pub (the Lion Inn)[5] as well as a post office.[6]

On 12 April 2010, a dominatrix named Sophie Allen caused outrage by using the seemingly innocent village hall as a sex den.[7] She would charge up to £150 an hour for her services. After this outrage hit local, as well as national newspapers, villagers complained bitterly to their local parish council who set up new regulations regarding who could and who could not rent the village hall.


  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Anderson, John Corbet. Shropshire: its early history and antiquities, Willis and Sotheran, 1864, p.153
  3. ^ Waters Upton CP, ONS
  4. ^ A church near you
  5. ^ "Shropshire Pub Survey". Archived from the original on 5 August 2012.  Waters Upton pubs[dead link]
  6. ^ Waters Upton Post Office
  7. ^ The Telegraph on Sophie Allen

External links[edit]

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