St Michael's Church
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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. 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. 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.
On 12 April 2010, a dominatrix named Sophie Allen caused outrage by using the seemingly innocent village hall as a sex den. 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.
- "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 25 November 2015.
- Anderson, John Corbet. Shropshire: its early history and antiquities, Willis and Sotheran, 1864, p.153
- Waters Upton CP, ONS
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- "Shropshire Pub Survey". Archived from the original on 5 August 2012. Waters Upton pubs[dead link]
- Waters Upton Post Office
- The Telegraph on Sophie Allen
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