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Upton Lovell - Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury Upton Lovell - Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury

Upton Lovell Village Gallery

Contiguous Parishes (our neighbours)

Boyton - Chitterne All Saints - Chitterne St. Mary - Codford - Knook



GenUKI - For information on Wiltshire and Upton Lovell.
Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre - The Wiltshire County Archives for all historical documents and the place to obtain original copies.
Wiltshire Community History - Historical information for parishes within the Wiltshire County jurisdiction.
Old Maps - Historical Map archive showing Upton Lovell.


The Parish Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury

Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury Photo Gallery                 St. Augustine Churchyard Gallery     

Church History      

Short History & Features of St. Augustine Church

Church Memorials

Raxworthy Plaque 1776-1840 Martha Crowch Plaque 1783 Ingram Family Tablet 1824
Fanny Raxworthy Plaque 1871 Rev. Herbert H. Crockett Plaque 1895 Sarah Ingram Window 1898
>Mira Windle Plaque 1898 Frederick George Walker, Rector & Mary Harcourt Plaque 1933 Percy Richard Barrington Brown Plaque 1948
Rev. P. R. Barrington Brown, M.A. Plaque 1948 Organ Plaques 1951 & 1960 Royal Arms Restoration Plaque 1958
Evelyn Dorothy Wilson, M.B.E. Plaque 1974 Henry Noel Thomas Plaque 1980 Stained Glass Window Inscriptions

Church Music

Festival of Choirs at Heytesbury 1868           Church Choir Concert 1870           Choral Festival at Sutton Veny 1871

Church News

Church News 1867           Bishop of Salisbury's Memorial Fund 1870           Presentation to the Misses Gray 1874

Church Officials

Incumbents List c1130-2004             Church Appointments 1799-1844             Rev. John Vaughan Farewell Sermon 1841>

Church Renovations

Church Renovations 1834             New Organ 1862           Commencement of Restoration Work 1891           Re-opening of the Church 1892

Church Services

Thanksgiving Service 1872


St. Augustine Churchyard Survey

Parish Register Transcripts

Parish Registers Held at WSHC

Baptisms 1654-1992
Marriages 1654-1975
Burials 1653-1991


Parish History

Population Figures 1801-2001 Lewis's Topographical Dictionary 1845 Description of Villages on the "Wily" 1848
Bath Literary & Philosophical Society - "Names of Places in Wiltshire" 1862    

Civil Registration

1837 - Present Warminster Registration District



Upton Lovell is located close to the A36 between Heytesbury & Codford in the south-west of the Wiltshire county.


Pencil Map of Upton Lovell 2008 

Buildings and Land

Domesday Book Entry UK Land Tax Redemption 1798 Closure of Public Footpath 1820
Reports of Fire 1831 & 1837 Land for Railway 1844 & 1847 Fire at John Ingram Property 1848
Foot & Mouth Disease 1872 Buildings of England - Upton Lovell Extract (Nikolaus Pevsner) 1951-1974  

Ancient Monuments

Upton Lovell has 3 Ancient monuments listed, one being on the Heritage at Risk Register.     >Ancient Monuments List

Artefacts from Knook & Upton Lovell           Artefacts from Upton Lovell & Upton Lovell Down           Bell Barrow Necklace

Listed Buildings

Grade I - Buildings of outstanding architectural or historic interest

Church of St. Augustine of Canterbury with Attached Railings

Grade II* - Buildings are particularly important and of more than special interest

There are no listings within this category

Grade II - Buildings are nationally important and of special interest
Boundary Post at Guernsey Farm Corton Glebe Cottage, Olde Cheese House & No. 29 Farm Buildings at Beechcroft Farmhouse
Ingram Monument in St. Augustine Churchyard Lovel House 19, 20 and 21 Manor Road
iddle Farmhouse Milestone Old Rectory
Riverside Cottage South Farmhouse with Boundary Wall and Railings Trinity Trees Cottage
Trumpeters alls, Railings and Gate at Lovel House Wylye Cottage

Other Buildings of Interest

Village Hall            Village Hall Domesday Plaque

Properties For Auction, Let or Sale

Upton Lovell Manor Estate Sold 1890           Orchard Cottage 2014           Thyme Cottage 2014

Public Houses

Beer License Approved for Mr. F. J. Line 1872

Prince Leopold Inn

The Prince Leopold Inn was named after Queen Victoria's youngest son. While attending Oxford University between 1872 & 1875, Prince Leopold & his tutor rented nearby Boyton Manor as a retreat & frequented the local area. The Upton Lovell Public House was built in 1878 to service the substantial cloth mill that was the commercial centre of the valley & was named after the Royal.            The Prince Leopold Inn is located at 54, Upton Lovell with the terraced riverside garden looking across the River Wylye.

he Prince Leopold Inn Sold 2008           The Prince Leopold Inn New Owner 2008           The Prince Leopold Inn Refurbishment 2008

Weather Report

The images in the Weather Report gallery below relate to a weather station report sent to S. Morris Bower of Oakes in Huddersfield of the Thunderstorm Census Organisation which, after 60 years of independence, became part of TORRO (Tornado and storm Research Organisation) in 1984.            Weather Report Card Details 1933


Crime and Legal Matters


Row Among Irish Reapers 1867           Workers Disobey Orders 1878

Animal Crime

Stolen Ewe, Property of Mr. John Ingram 1834           Sheep Stealing 1863-1864


Henry Dowdle Acquitted of Setting Fire 1832


Indecent Assault 1888

Court Cases

Raxworthy v Ludlow and Others 1856


George Topp, Rogue & Vagabond 1870

General Crime

Cases Dismissed & Ejectment Order 1888 & 1889


Case Dismissed 1903 

Prisoners and Prisoners

Committed to Gaol 1788-1899           Committed to Fisherton Gaol 1827-1845           Devizes Gaol & New House of Correction 1839-1872

Quarter Sessions

>Wilts Quarter Sessions 1728-1890


John Dew Acquitted of Stealing Hay 1864



Post Office 1849 Post Office 1855 Post Office 1859 Harrods 1865 Kellys 1867
Post Office 1875 Kellys 1880 Kellys 1889 Kellys 1895 Kellys 1898
Kellys 1903 Kellys 1907 Kellys 1911 Kellys 1915 Kellys 1920
Kellys 1927        



History of Education in Upton Lovell Jeremiah Awdry Schoolmaster 1814 >Bequeath by Rev. Crouch for the Education of Six Poor Children 1842
Night School 1856 Grant for Books 1867 Lord Weymouth's Grammar School Results - St. John Hewitt 1868-1871
Foundation Stone Laid & Opening of New School Room 1871 Close of School Career of Mr St. John Hewitt 1874  


Emigration and Migration

Strays Index Boston Passenger Lists - Ellen & Kathleen Hulbert 1910 Canada Ocean Arrivals - Reginald Viney 1921
New York Naturalization Records - Stanley Whatley 1943    


Employment and Business

Agriculture and Land

Gamekeepers Certificates 1807           Game Licenses & Game Keepers 1799-1851           South Wilts Chamber of Agriculture Attendees 1883           South Wilts Chamber of Agriculture 1890


UK Register of Duties Paid for Apprentices 1710-1811           Wiltshire Society Apprentice - Arthur Hinton 1877

Emergency Services

William Rowden Nominated Constable 1858


Warminster Industrial Exhibition 1869

Fairs, Markets and Sales

Sheep Sales 1852           Sale of Farm Stock at Knook 1883           Devizes Wool Fair 1888-1890


Upton Lovell Cloth Mill
Cloth Mill News 1862-1886 Cloth Mill Workers News 1882-1890 Picture From the Past - Upton Lovell Cloth Mill 1906
Clothworker's Record - William Gibbs Moon 1934    

Medical Services

Royal College of Surgeons - Richard A. S. Chard 1881

Postal Services

British Postal Appointments 1737-1969

Medical Matters

Nurse - Louisa Case 1890

Miscellaneous Documents

Rat Reared by Ferret 1825

Non Conformity and Other Places of Worship

Salvation Army

Col. James Dowdle "The Fiery Fiddler" 1946

People and Parish Notables

People Gallery

Bankruptcy Reports 1770-1885 UK Death Duty Registers 1796-1811 Family Notices 1799-1849
Contributions to Salisbury Infirmary 1825 & 1869 Spring Ploughing Match 1833 Death of George Carline 1834
Extraordinary Production of Cabbages - Robert Titt 1840 Donations for Flood at Shrewton 1841 Family Notices 1850-1899
Chapter of Accidents 1854 >Wedding Celebrations Mr. & Mrs. H. S, Hewitt 1866 Bankruptcy of Colonel J. F. Everett 1886
oseph Beaven - Exposure to Weather 1888 Obituary of Rev. Charles Herbert Young 1938 Lessee of Herm Island , Mr A. G. Jefferies 1947

Associations, Clubs & Sports 

South Wilts & Warminster Farmers' Club 1841-1844 Hunting Appointments & Coursing Event 1841 & 1855 Wilts Friendly Society 1848 & 1851
Wilts Agricultural Society 1848 Corton Friendly Society Meeting 1860 Melksham Agricultural Society 1871
Wiltshire Agricultural Association 1888-1890 South & West Wilts Hounds Hunt 1889  

Census Return Transcripts

1841        1851        1861        1871        1881        1891        1901

Elections and Poll Books

Poll Book 1705 Poll of Freeholders 1772 Poll Book 1818
Voters List 1832 Poll Book 1865 County Council Elections Candidate - Isaac Dally 1889
Revision of Voters' Lists 1890 MP Nominations 2015  


John Sparey 1838 Numbers of Inquests held over last 4 years 1840 Edward Sheppard 1868
Alice Oliver 1872 >William Miles 1888 William Hinton 1890
William Scriven 1901 Violet Farr 1909  

 Parish Notables

Althea Wynne - Sculptor

Althea Kathleen Wynne was born 6 October, 1936 and was an English sculptor and art teacher. She was a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Sculptors & had her work displayed in exhibitions around the world.

Althea Wynne 1936-2012           Bull Sculpture 2007         Exhibition 2012            Obituary for Althea Wynne 2012

Antony Barrington Brown

Antony Charles Barrington Brown was born on 13 July, 1927 and was a designer, engineer, photographer & explorer. He was a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. He was awarded an MBE for his services to heritage and to the community in Codford. He is best known for his photograph of Watson & Crick around the time of their discovery of DNA.

Antony Barrington Brown 1927-2012           Death of Antony Barrington Brown 2012           Obituary for Antony Barrington Brown 2012

Althea Wynne & her husband Antony Barrington Brown were both killed in a car crash on the A36 near Upton Lovell, the village in which they lived, on 24th January, 2012. Antony & Althea had married in 1982.           Accident Report 2012


Poor Law, Charity and the Workhouse

Upton Lovell came under the jurisdiction of Warminster Poor Law Union. Its operation was overseen by an elected Board of Guardians, usually one representing a constituent parish. Overseers of the Poor was the previous term used but their roles were similar in that they administered poor relief such as money, food and clothing as part of the Poor Law System. Usually Churchwardens or Landowners were selected for these roles.

Wiltshire Removal Orders 1670-1890 Guardians & Overseers 1835-1890 Christmas Mutton Gift to the Poor by Mr. Vaughan, Rector 1835
Election of Guardians for Warminster Union 1836 Warminster Union Parishes - Breakdown of Census 1861 Wiltshire Air Ambulance Appeal 2006



Will Registers of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury 1671-1686           Claims on Estate of William Ford 1858            ;Probate Index at WSHC 1538-1856           John Crowch Trust Fund 1794

Parishioners Wills

Margaret Crowch Proved 1562 1769 - John Crowch Proved 1769 Administration with Will of Mary Ingram Proved 1839
John Crowch Proved 1801


War, Conflict and Military Matters

War Memorials & Military Gallery

Records of Armed Forces - Army 1803-1920 Army Deserter - James Dowdell 1811 British Regimental Rolls in Canada - John Oliver 1855
Wilts Rifle Volunteers - Subscriptions 1868 Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services 1892-1916 Casualties of WWI Named in the Diocese of Salisbury Memorial Book 
WWI Church Roll of Honour Plaque 1914-1918 Unlawful Possession Govt. Stores - Arthur Charles Glenfield 1916 Book Article "A History of 5th (Services) Battalion Wiltshire Regiment 1914 - 1919" 2008
Why the Poppy    

Casualty Biographies of WWI

Alfred Thomas Wild 1916 Alfred Henry Pearce 1916 Herbert Clarence Dyer 1917
William Lever 1918    

Servicemen's Biographies of Those Who Served & Service Pensioners

William Fred Harding 1909-1918 Medical Discharge - Charles Parsons 1914 Ernest John Harding 1914-1919
William James Smith 1915-1919 Medical Discharge - Arthur Charles Glanfield 1916 Medical Discharge - Ernest Kitley 1916


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0 #1 napier79 2018-09-11 20:33
I have a lot of information concerning my ancestry in Upton Lovell, and was asking if you would be able to send me the list if possible of the births and marriages 9or just one list)!?, the ops of Warminster sent me her list of marriages for that place and I was very grateful as its saves me lots of time going to the society in Chippenham.

I would be very appreciated.

Kind Regards,


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