Outwell  Norfolk


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Outwell like this:

OUTWELL, a village and a parish in the district of Wisbeach and counties of Cambridge and Norfolk. The village stands on the old river Nen and on the Wisbeach canal, immediately N of Upwell, and 5 miles S S E of Wisbeach r. station; and has a post-office under Wisbeach. The parish comprises 506 acres in Cambridgeshire; and, together with a part of Emneth, 2, 512 in Norfolk. ...

Real property of theportion, £2, 107. Pop. in 1851, 442; in 1861, 381. Houses, 91. Real property of the N portion, £6, 169. Pop. in 1851, 1,006; in 1861, 884. Houses, 197. The property is much sub-divided. The manor belongs to W. Townley, Esq. Beaupré Hall is the residence of the Rev. W. G. Town-ley. A hermitage or Benedictine house stood ancientlyat Molycourt; and was made a cell to Ely by Henry VI. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Norwich. Va-lue, £631.* Patron, the Bishop of Norwich. The church is a brick building, covered with cement; was recently repaired, at a cost of £2, 200; and consists of nave, aisles, and chancel, with porch and tower. There are chapels for Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists, a mixed school, and charities £163.

Outwell through time

Outwell is now part of Kings Lynn and West Norfolk district. Click here for graphs and data of how Kings Lynn and West Norfolk has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Outwell itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Outwell, in Kings Lynn and West Norfolk and Norfolk | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th January 2022

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