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.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Upwell St. Peter|
|Poor Law union||Wisbech|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Upwell from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Upwell (St. Peter))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Cambridgeshire is available to browse.
Online maps of Upwell are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Cambridgeshire papers online:
- Cambridge Independent Press
- Cambridge Chronicle and Journal
- Huntingdon, Bedford & Peterborough Gazette
The Visitations of Cambridgeshire 1575 and 1619 is available online.