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The village of Uplowman, situated four miles north east of Tiverton, is at the heart of a scattered rural Parish of 1200 hectares and 280 electors.

There is uncertainty over the origins of the village name and that of the stream that passes through it. A most likely derivation must be from the old British word 'lowmene', meaning slow-moving river.

The mill leat flowing through the village takes water almost 2 miles over the water shed to the former mill in neighbouring Sampford Peverell, something unusual when it was built over 2 centuries ago. This historic man-made structure is now an important part of Uplowman's drainage and has been put on our Heritage Register.

You can find a lot more information on Uplowman's origins here.