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Upton-upon-Severn

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Upton-upon-Severn is a town in Worcestershire, England, on the River Severn. The bridge is the only one across the river Severn between Worcester and Tewkesbury. Upton was founded in 897. Oliver Cromwell's soldiers crossed the Severn here before the Battle of Worcester in the English Civil War. The town is known for its cupola known as the Pepper Pot, and for its summer jazz festival and spring folk festival. Upton is 5 miles from Malvern.

It is said to be the model for Market Snodsbury, the fictional town in the Jeeves and Wooster novels of P. G. Wodehouse and the site of Brinkley Court.

The current population (2005) is around 3000. It is in the West Worcestershire parliamentary constituency.

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