Place:Outwell, Norfolk, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.617°N 0.233°E
Located inNorfolk, England
See alsoClackclose Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Marshland Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which it was located 1894-1974
King's Lynn and West Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
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Outwell is a village and a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. The village is 53.4 miles (85.9 km) west of Norwich, 18.3 miles (29.5 km) south-west of King's Lynn and 97 miles (156 km) north of London. The nearest town is Wisbech in Cambridgeshire which is 5.1 miles (8.2 km) northwest of the village. The village is on the route of the A1101 Bury St. Edmunds to Long Sutton road. The parish of Outwell had a population of 1,880 in the 2001 UK census, increasing to 2,083 at the 2011 UK census. For the purposes of local government, the parish falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk.

Up until 1990 Outwell parish was split with half in Norfolk and half in Cambridgeshire with the boundary falling along the old course of the River Nene. The boundary also cut straight through the middle of the village. In 1935 the part of Outwell which was in Cambridgeshire was reduced in size to enlarge the nearby village of Emneth.

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