Removals and storage in Upton, Dorset
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Upton: A potted history
Upton is the second largest town in the Purbeck district.
The town is built around a road junction where the Blandford to Hamworthy road crosses the main Poole to Dorchester road. The Poole suburbs of Hamworthy and Turlin Moor adjoin to the south, and Lytchett Minster village lies a short distance to the west.
The town is bounded by several areas of open space. To the north, Upton Heath is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), while, eastwards, Upton Wood and the former estate Upton Country Park separate the town from Holes Bay. To the south, Lytchett Bay is part of Poole Harbour SSSI.
Although mostly residential, Upton features a small industrial estate with businesses including Southernprint.
In 2000, The Upton Clock Tower was built at the Upton Crossroads to celebrate the new millennium and represent the town pride. A dementia care home was opened at the Crossroads in 2015 on the prominent former site of The Greenridge pub opposite Upton Library and Upton Health Centre. It features a pharmacy and a coffee shop.
There are more shops in Moorland Parade, at the top of Moorland Way, where the Lytchett Minster & Upton Town Council offices are located.
Upton has two churches. Upton Methodist Church’s Wesleyan Chapel was built in 1865, while planning permission for the present St Dunstan’s church and the adjoining Community Centre was granted in 1991, replacing an older church on the same site.
Upton has two state schools, Upton Infant School and Upton Junior School, which are feeder schools for Lytchett Minster School. The Yarrells Preparatory School and Ladybirds Playschool (previously L.U.C.A. Ladybirds) are also based in the town.
Upton lies at the intersection of the A35 trunk road and the A350.
Hamworthy is the nearest railway station, with twice-hourly trains in each direction on the South Western Main Line between London Waterloo and Weymouth.
- Memories of Upton – Upton Millennium Project
- LUCA Website – Lytchett Minster and Upton Community Association
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