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Upwell, Norfolk

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Upwell, Norfolk

Upwell is a civil parish in the English county of Norfolk. It covers an area of 27.65 km and had a population of 2,456 in 1,033 households as of the 2001 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.
DistrictKing's Lynn and West Norfolk
Post townWISBECH
Administrative CountyNorfolk
Traditional CountyCambridgeshire / Norfolk
OS GridTF4902
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEastern
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Fire and Rescue AuthorityNorfolk
Ambulance AuthorityEast of England
Population2,456
 

Other names by which Upwell, Norfolk has been known in the past

Wella

Upwell, Norfolk in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Upwell, par. and vil., Cambridgeshire and Norfolk, on river Nen, 6 miles SE. of Wisbech, 16,454 ac., pop. 3438; P.O., T.O.; was once a market town; a small priory stood at Mirmaud.

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