Place:Upwell, Norfolk, England

TypeParish (ancient), Civil parish
Coordinates52.5953°N 0.1984°E
Located inNorfolk, England
Also located inCambridgeshire, England     (1889 - )
See alsoClackclose Hundred, Norfolk, Englandhundred in which it was located
Wisbech Rural, Cambridgeshire, Englandrural district in which the Cambridgeshire part was located 1894-1974
Marshland Rural, Norfolk, Englandrural district in which in which the Norfolk part was located 1894-1974
King's Lynn and West Norfolk District, Norfolk, Englanddistrict municipality covering the area since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog

Until 1889 Upwell was located part in Cambridgeshire and part in Norfolk. In 1889 the total area was recognized as being in Norfolk.

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Upwell is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 27.65 km2 (10.68 sq mi) and had a population of 2,456 in 1,033 households at the 2001 UK census, increasing to 2,750 at the 2011 UK census. For the purposes of local government, it falls within the district of King's Lynn and West Norfolk. Until 1974 it formed part of the now-defunct Wisbech Rural District.

Upwell lies on the A1101 road, the nearest towns being Wisbech to its north-west and Downham Market to its east.

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