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Population 616 
663 (2011 Census)
OS grid reference SU531202
Civil parish
  • Upham
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Southampton
Postcode district SO32
Dialling code 01489
Police Hampshire
Fire Hampshire
Ambulance South Central
EU Parliament South East England
UK Parliament
  • Winchester (constituency)
Website Upham Parish Council
List of places
HampshireCoordinates: 50°58′43″N 1°14′34″W / 50.97866°N 1.24282°W / 50.97866; -1.24282

Upham is a small village and civil parish in the south of England located in Hampshire approximately 7 miles south-east of Winchester .

The village

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.


Upham lies on the northern margin of the Paleogene deposits of the Hampshire Basin. The north of the parish is on chalk with the Lambeth Group and London Clay to the south.

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