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Upavon, Wiltshire

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Upavon, Wiltshire

Upavon is a rural village in the English 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 south of Pewsey, about 10 miles southeast of the market town of Devizes, and about 20 miles north of the cathedral city; Salisbury. The A345 and A342 roads run through the village. Most of Upavon is between 90 and 100 metres above sea level.
Post townPEWSEY
Administrative CountyWiltshire
Traditional CountyWiltshire
OS GridSU1355
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionSouth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWiltshire
Ambulance AuthorityGreat Western
Dialling code01980
Population1,213
 

Other names by which Upavon, Wiltshire has been known in the past

Uphaven ~ Oppavrene

Upavon, Wiltshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Upavon (or Uphaven), par. and vil., Wilts, on river Avon, 4 miles SW. of Pewsey and 9 SE. of Devizes, 3329 ac., pop. 484; P.O.; was formerly a market town, and had a priory founded in time of Henry I.; Upavon Hill has traces of an ancient camp.

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