Upavon is a beautiful village set in the middle of Salisbury Plain, with picturesque cottages and gorgeous scenery; it is a place that will bring joy when visited. Surrounded by fields, with a small river running its length, Upavon is one of the most eye pleasing places in the Wiltshire area. With excellent amenities, it has kept its village style, and is highly regarded by locals and visitors alike.
Upavon is in the County of Wiltshire, England. As its name suggests, it is on the upper portions of the River Avon which runs from the north to the south through the village. It is situated about 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Pewsey, about 10 miles (16 km) southeast of the market town of Devizes, about 11 miles (17.7km) north of the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge and about 20 miles (32 km) north of the cathedral city of Salisbury. The A345 and A342 roads run through the village.
The occupation of Upavon dates back to the Iron Age settlement at Casterley Camp which lies approximately 1.5 miles west of the current village. The first mention of Upavon itself is in the Domesday Book as 'Oppavrene'; though there are no details it can be estimated that the village supported some 200 to 250 people. The Iron Age settlement of Chisenbury Camp also lies close by to the southeast. The village prospered during the 12th and 13th centuries and started to develop features that are recognisable today. A large Norman church replaced the previous Saxon one, a manor house was built in the south of the village and a market square developed west of the church in the area that now lies between the two village pubs. For more information please visit Wikipedia
St Mary's Christmas Carol Servicewill be held at 3pm on Sunday 22nd December 2013, with all the well loved carols and Christmas readi...
Christingle Service in aid of the Children's Societywill be on Christmas eve at 4:00 pm. The family Christingle, for grandparents, parents and children ...
Waste and Recycling over the Christmas PeriodYour kerbside waste and recycling collections will change over Christmas and the New Year as there w...
Trenchard Lines Carol Servicewill be held at St Mary's Church Upavon, on Monday 16th December at 11am, all are invited.
Upavon Carol Band and Singerswill once again be out and about this Christmas. If you would like to join us as a singer or player,...
Rural Arts at the Village Hallon the evening of Friday 11th April 2014, Emily Wright and the Royals will be playing at Upavon Vi...
Speedwatch VolunteersIf you are interested in being part of the Upavon Speed watch group then please use the contact form...
Short Mat Bowls Club7:30pm every Thursday at the Village Hall It's a little over 12 years since the club was founded an...
Charlotte's School of Dancehas started ballet and modern dance classes at Upavon Village Hall, the classes are run by a ...
The Next Parish Council Meeting will be held at the Village Hall on
Wednesday 22nd January 2014 at 7:00pm
All are welcome to attend
There will be no Parish Council meeting in December
Issues can be addressed to the Council during the "adjournment"
Please submit any issues, concerns or questions in writing, or by e-mail, to the Parish Clerk 48 hours before the meeting in order that a considered response be offered.
Contact Details can be found HERE
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