Uplyme Village Life
Uplyme is a traditional West Country village.
"Its church looks down on the school, the Village Hall, the
cricket field and the community that it has served since the
time of Alfred the Great.
Long ago the Romans lived in third
and fourth centuries AD. Nearly 1,500 years later, it was
the health-giving mineral waters that drew large numbers of
people to the area.
Set in a valley
surrounded by magnificent hills, Uplyme once had 28 working
farms. Today there are just three.
It is one of the crosses that the farming communities have
had to bear in recent years. But what Uplyme does retain is
a vibrant village spirit shared by the indigenous members of
the community and newcomers alike.
That spirit is much in
evidence at any event staged in association with the parish,
large or small.
In that it is second to none in Devonshire and a very
special place to call home."
Devon Libraries Local Studies Service
There is an entry for Uplyme in the Devon Libraries Local
Uplyme Historic Photographs Gallery
Uplyme.com is gathering together a collection of historic
pictures of the village and villagers.
If you have any old pictures of Uplyme and would like to
share them with others, please contact the
webmaster to arrange for them to be scanned.
This will not damage your historic prints in any way.
The Book of Uplyme
Anyone interested in learning more about
the village and especially its history, should obtain a copy
of the excellent publication
The Book of Uplyme: Portrait of a Devonshire Village (Halsgrove
by Gerald Gosling and Jack Thomas.
With hundreds of historic pictures, memoirs and a wealth of
local information it is worth every penny of the £19.95 that
The above extract is
taken from the book by permission.