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Upwell, Cambridgeshire

Historical Description

Upwell, a large village and an extensive parish in Cambridgeshire, 6 miles from Wisbech station on the G.E.R., with a post, money order, and telegraph office under Wisbech. Acreage, 7382; population, 1387. A steam tram runs from Upwell to the railway station at Wisbech, conveying both goods and passengers. The parish is on either side of the river Nen, which separates Cambridgeshire and Norfolk. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich; net value, £760 with residence. Christ Church is a large cruciform building of brick.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England & Wales, 1894-5


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountyCambridgeshire 
Ecclesiastical parishUpwell St. Peter 
Poor Law unionWisbech 

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Civil Registration

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Directories & Gazetteers

We have transcribed the entry for Upwell from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.


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Newspapers and Periodicals

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Visitations Heraldic

The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.

DistrictKing's Lynn and West Norfolk
Postal districtPE14
Post TownWisbech