- Upton, Leicestershire
The local area is predominately agricultural. Upton is a ribbon development with a mixture of Georgian, Victorian and more modern properties along Main Road. There is a caravan park and restaurant both operated by [http://www.uptonbarn.co.uk/ Upton Barn] . The hamlet has one post box.
Administratively, Upton falls under [http://www.hinckleyandbosworthonline.org.uk/ Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council] and [http://www.leics.gov.uk/ Leicestershire County Council ]
Longhorn Cattle in Upton
In 1745, George Chapman following the work of
Robert Bakewell (farmer)started a Longhorn cattleherd in Upton that proved prize winning and influential over the development of the breed during this period. The Chapman family continued breeding Longhorns into the mid 19th century [Robert Bakewell and the Longhorn Breed of Cattle by Pat Stanley ISBN 0-85236-305-2]
Cheese in Upton
Red Leicestershire cheese is made in Upton by the Leicestershire Handmade Cheese Co. The cheese is marketed under the ‘Sparkenhoe’ name. Cheese making began in November 2005. Sparkenhoe was the name of one of the Longhorn bulls bred by the Chapman family. [Robert Bakewell and the Longhorn Breed of Cattle by Pat Stanley ISBN 0-85236-305-2]
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* [http://www.leicestershirecheese.co.uk/ Leicestershire Handmade Cheese Co]
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