Worcestershire Places of Worship

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St Peter & St Paul's Church ("The Pepperpot"), Upton on Severn
St Peter & St Paul's Church ("The Pepperpot"),
High Street / Church Street,
Upton on Severn, Worcestershire.


This Church had a graveyard.

Note: any church within an urban environment may have had its graveyard closed after the Burial Act of 1853. Any new church built after that is unlikely to have had a graveyard at all.

Church History

This Place of Worship was founded in 1300, but we understand it was closed in 1878.

The church lies close to the bridge, between the town and the river. Only the tower, built about 1300, now remains of the original building, which (apart from the tower) was rebuilt in 1756-7 by Anthony Keck for the Lord of the Manor, John Martin. The topping to the tower, added at that time, is a lantern, with octagonal base, known locally as "The Pepperpot". The base of the tower was used for a time as the Tourist Information Centre, but is now a Heritage Centre.

Note that from 1st January 1866, all burials would have taken place in the Rectory Road Cemetery, apart from 'a few in 1867 and 1868, which are recorded as being in a "vault in Old Churchyard" or "brick grave in Old Churchyard"'. [Sources: Mike Salter, The Old Parish Churches of Worcestershire (1995), and www.upton.uk.net]


Now or formerly Church of England.

If more than one congregation has worshipped here, or its congregation has united with others, in most cases this will record its original dedication.


This Church was located at OS grid reference SO8515340690. You can see this on various mapping systems. Note all links open in a new window:


  • Places recorded by the Registrar General under the provisions of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855 (2010) is available as a "Freedom of Information" document from the website What Do They Know.
Last updated on 16 Nov 2011 at 18:29.

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This Report was created 5 Mar 2018 - 08:51:40 GMT from information held in the Worcestershire section of the Places of Worship Database. This was last updated on 5 Jan 2016 at 14:44.

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