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Survey of English Place-Names

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Major Settlement in the Parish of Upton

Historical Forms

  • Uptune 958 BCS1029 14th
  • Upetun 1086 DB
  • Uppeton 1167,1194 P
  • Upton' (Archiepiscopi) 1185 ib
  • Upton'juxta Suwell 1305 Ass
  • Upton'on Hill 1586 Wills
  • Huptun 1235 Fees


'Higher farm,' v. uppe , tun . The centre of the village is on the summit of a low hill. Upton was granted with Southwell to the Archbishop of York by King Eadwig (BCS 1029).

Places in the same Parish