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Description in 1871:
"UPTON, a township in Sibson parish, Leicester; 4 miles SW of Market-Bosworth. Real property, £2,016. Pop., 145. Houses, 31."
John Marius WILSON's "Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1870-1872".

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Census

  • The parish was in the Market Bosworth sub-district of the Market Bosworth Registration District.
     
  • The 1851 Census for Leicestershire has been indexed by the Leicestershire & Rutland Family History Society. The whole index is available on microfiche. The society has also published it in print.
     
  • The table below gives census piece numbers, where known:
     
Census
Year
Piece No.
1861 R.G. 9 / 2263
1871 R.G. 10 / 3239
1891 R.G. 12 / 2506
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Church History

  • The inhabitants of this parish attended church in Sibson.
     
  • The webpage author has found no record of a church here.
     
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Church Records

  • Check the Anglican parish register of SIbson (which dates from 1559).
     
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Civil Registration

  • The parish was in the Market Bosworth sub-district of the Market Bosworth Registration District.
     
  • Civil Registration began in July, 1837.
     
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Description & Travel

Upton is a village, a township and a parish which lies about 106 miles north of London and 4 miles southwest of Market Bosworth. The parish covered about 1,327 acres.

If you are planning a visit:

  • By automobile, take the A444 trunk road north out of Nuneaton or southeast out of Twycross. About a mile south of the B585 crossing (just beyond Sibson) lies a road to the east that leads toUpton.
     
  • Andrew TATLOW provides a photograph of the Main Road into Upton on Geo-graph, taken in September, 2016.
     
  • Mat FASCIONE provides a photograph of the prettier Village Sign on Geo-graph, taken in August, 2013.
     
You can see pictures of Upton which are provided by:

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Gazetteers

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Historical Geography

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

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Manors

  • In 1881, the Manor House was occupied by Samuel Abell BERRY, a farmer.
     
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Maps

  • See our Maps page for additional resources.
     

You can see maps centred on OS grid reference SP364998 (Lat/Lon: 52.594783, -1.464074), Upton which are provided by:

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Politics & Government

  • This place was an ancient chapelry and township in Leicestershire and became a modern Civil Parish in December, 1866.
     
  • The parish is in the ancient Sparkenhoe Hundred in the southern division of the county.
     
  • In April, 1935, this parish was abolished and the area of 1,327 acres amalgamated with the new Sheepy Civil Parish.
     
  • District governance is provided by the Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council.
     
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Poor Houses, Poor Law

  • Bastardy cases would be heard in the Market Bosworth petty session hearings.
     
  • As a result of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act, this parish became part of the Market Bosworth Poorlaw Union.
     
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Population

 Year Inhabitants
1841 148
1871 136
1881 103
1891 105
1901 94
1911 109
1921 110
1931 104
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Schools

  • The children of this parish attended school in Sibson.