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 the River Avon running its length, Upavon is one of the most eye catching places in the Wiltshire area. With excellent amenities, it has kept its village style, and is highly regarded by both 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' (click here to go to Open Domesday website); 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
There will be no Parish Council Meeting in August
The next Parish Council Meeting will be held at the Village Hall on
Wednesday 17th September 2014 at 7:00pm
All are welcome to attend
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
Macmillan Coffee Morningat the Upavon Community Centre on Friday 26th September from 10am to 1pm
Do you need a flue jab?Appointments available to book from 29th September. First appointment on 13th October. Telephone 01...
St Mary's Church Fetewill be held in and around the Church on Saturday 13th September from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. ...
Tour of Britain comes to Wiltshire on Friday 12th September 2014and will thread its way through the centres of Devizes, Rushall, and Pewsey. More than 10...
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Upavon Gundog Scurries and Mini Fun DayWhat a fantastic day was had on the 12th July, with the Upavon Gundog Scurries and th...
Church CleaningHave you got a couple of hours to spare to join the willing band of volunteers who regularly help to...
Upavon Community Group needs Volunteersto run events. If you have any spare time and would like to help out, please come along, we are a ha...
URC Link Needs You!DRIVERS URGENTLY NEEDED FOR URC LINK. Just retired and nothing to do but walk the dog, well, URC ...
Litter PickingWill be done on the first dry Saturday in September, November and January. You must be 13 years or o...
Pre Decimal Coin Collection for St Mary's ChurchDo you have any Old Pre Decimal Coins that you don't want? Sixpences, Pennies Florins, or even Groa...
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...
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