We are in the process of upgrading the site to implement a content management system.

Upton Lovell

"UPTON LOVELL, a parish in the hundred of Heytesbury, county Wilts, 5½ miles S.E. of Warminster, and 1½ mile S.E. of Heytesbury. The village is situated on the banks of the river Wiley. There is a woollen mill for the manufacture of fine broadcloth, employing a large number of hands of this and the adjoining villages. On Upton-Lovell Down is Knock Castle, a Roman encampment, with Bowls-Barrow near it. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Sarum, value £325, in the patronage of the lord chancellor. The church has a monument and effigy to the first Lord Lovell. The parochial charities produce about £15 per annum, which go to Crouch's school."

[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) - Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]

Upton Lovell is 2 miles SE of Heytesbury. Grid Ref ST945408. Postcode BA12 0JW. Population 249 in 1831, 149 in 1951.

Church Records

  • Common to all parishes is a Key to Abbreviations and a description of Church Records and Indexes for Wiltshire, including a complete Marriage Index for the county.

  • Indexes and registers of the parish church of Upton Lovell, St Augustine of Canterbury:

    • WSRO registers: Chr 1654-1992, Mar 1654-1975, Bur 1653-1991
    • BTs before surviving registers for 1611, 1622-32
    • VRI Chr 1653-1812, Mar 1654-1906

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of Upton Lovell which are provided by:


Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which Upton Lovell has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.



You can see maps centred on OS grid reference ST945408 (Lat/Lon: 51.166361, -2.080061), Upton Lovell which are provided by:


You can also see Family History Societies covering the nearby area, plotted on a map. This facility is being developed, and is awaiting societies to enter information about the places they cover.