Upham, Hampshire facts for kids
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There is a small post office and a local primary school. The village is divided into two parts: Upham, centred on the church to the north, and Lower Upham, centred on the post office and main road. There are three pubs, the Brushmakers Arms, the Alma Inn and the Woodman. Other features include a village pond.
The country house The Holt, a Grade II-listed building, was the longtime seat of the Shendley-Leavett family, and the home of John Alfred Leavett-Shendley, DL, High Sheriff of Hampshire in 1985–1986 who married Alison Yvonne Cecil, daughter of Hon. Yvonne Cornwallis and Royal Navy Commander Henry Mitford Amherst Cecil, O.B.E., who served as a Navy Commander in both World Wars.
There are marginal remains of a Late Roman period Villa in nearby Little Woodcotte, found in 1849.
Lower Upham is crossed by the B2177 road, formerly the A333 Winchester to Portsmouth road; there are no other main roads in the parish. There is a regular bus service to Winchester, Twyford, Colden Common, Bishop's Waltham and Fareham.
The parish is crossed by many trackways and paths including the Monarch's Way, Pilgrims' Trail and King's Way. In the south of the parish King's Way and the Pilgrims' Trail partly use the course of the former Roman road from Winchester to Portchester, which passes between Upham and Lower Upham.
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