Upton upon Severn  Worcestershire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Upton upon Severn like this:

UPTON-UPON-SEVERN, a small town, a parish, a sub-district, and a district, in Worcester. The town stands on the river Severn, and on the Malvern and Tewkesbury railway, 5½ miles NNW of Tewkesbury; was occupied by Cromwell's troops, before the battle of Worcester; is a seat of petty sessions and a polling place; comprises several good streets; and has a post-office‡ under Worcester, a r. ...

station, a banking office, two chief inns, a town hall with market house and assembly-rooms, a bridge rebuilt in 1853, a church in the modern Italian style with a cupola-tower, Baptist and Roman Catholic chapels, a cemetery of 1865, with a chapel in the early English style, a mechanics' institute with reading room and library, an endowed school with £40 a year, a workhouse, charities £86, a weekly market on Thursday, and four annual fairs.—The parish comprises 3,170 acres. Real property, £11,662. Pop., 2,676. Houses, 552. The manor, with Ham Court, belongs to J. J. Martin, Esq. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Worcester. Value, £917.* Patron, the Bishop of W.—The sub-district contains 7 parishes, and a part. Acres, 20,604. Pop., 6,122. Houses, 1,323.—The district includes also Hanley and Kempsey sub-district, and comprises 53,016 acres. Poor rates in 1863, £10,820. Pop. in 1851, 18,070; in 1861, 21,010. Houses, 4,155. Marriages in 1863, 130; births, 625,- of which 41 were illegitimate; deaths, 432,-of which 117 were at ages under 5 years, and 17 at ages above 85. Marriages in the ten years 1851-60, 1,188; births, 5,528; deaths, 3,912. The places of worship, in 1851, were 23 of the Church of England, with 6,713 sittings; 1 of Independents, with 50 s.; 1 of Baptists, with 260 s.; 5 of Wesleyans, with 561 s.; 1 of Lady Huntingdon's Connexion, with 350 s.; and 4 of Roman Catholics, with 857 s. The schools were 20 public day-schools, with 1,565 scholars; 22 private day-schools, with 369 s.; 15 Sunday schools, with 1,020 s.; and 2 evening schools for adults, with 11 s.

Upton upon Severn through time

Upton upon Severn is now part of Malvern Hills district. Click here for graphs and data of how Malvern Hills has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Upton upon Severn itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Upton upon Severn, in Malvern Hills and Worcestershire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th July 2024

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