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Upton Dyke
Population 812 
Civil parish
  • Upton with Fishley
  • Broadland
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Norwich
Postcode district NR13
EU Parliament East of England
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NorfolkCoordinates: 52°39′29″N 1°32′35″E / 52.658164°N 1.543149°E / 52.658164; 1.543149

Upton is a village on the River Bure in Norfolk, England within The Broads National Park.

Administratively it comes under the civil parish of Upton with Fishley (where the population is included) which in turn comes under the district of Broadland. It is 2 miles (3 km) north of Acle, halfway between Norwich and Great Yarmouth.

St. Margaret's Church is built in the Perpendicular style.

Upton Dyke, leading to the Bure, is 0.5 miles (0.8 km) long. At the end of the dyke, there is a rare post mill, Palmers Hollow Post Mill. Upton Boat Dyke Marshes is a Site of Special Scientific Interest in the care of Norfolk Wildlife Trust. Upton Broads and Marshes is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC).

Panoramic view of the River Bure and marches at the mouth of the Upton Dyke

Upton Fen, a nature reserve in the care of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, is nearby, also Upton Broad.

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