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Houses on Town Street (B1412) - geograph.org.uk - 1241066.jpg
View of Upwell showing the Well Creek and Town Street
Upwell is located in Norfolk
Upwell shown within Norfolk
Area 27.65 km2 (10.68 sq mi)
Population 2,750 
• Density 99/km2 (260/sq mi)
OS grid reference TF500020
Civil parish
  • Upwell
Shire county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WISBECH
Postcode district PE14
Police Norfolk
Fire Norfolk
Ambulance East of England
EU Parliament East of England
List of places
52°35′44″N 0°12′48″E / 52.59564°N 0.21342°E / 52.59564; 0.21342Coordinates: 52°35′44″N 0°12′48″E / 52.59564°N 0.21342°E / 52.59564; 0.21342

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 census,[1] increasing to 2,750 at the 2011 Census.[2] 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 in Cambridgeshire.

Upwell lies on the A1101 road along with its near neighbour Outwell. The nearest towns being Wisbech to its north-west and Downham Market to its east. It was a place of note in British railway history as the rural tramway, the Wisbech and Upwell Tramway lasted as a freight line until 1966; although it had succumbed to bus competition for passenger traffic as early as 1927.[citation needed]

The civil parish was struck by an F1/T2 tornado on 23 November 1981, as part of the record-breaking nationwide tornado outbreak on that day.[3]


Upwell falls within the electoral ward of Upwell and Delph. The population of this ward at the 2011 Census was 4,827.[4]


  1. ^ Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes Archived 2017-02-11 at the Wayback Machine.. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Retrieved 30 August 2015.
  3. ^ www.eswd.eu/cgi-bin/eswd.cgi
  4. ^ "Upwell and Delph ward population 2011". Retrieved 30 August 2015.

External links

  • GENUKI(tm) page
  • Further genealogical resources
  • Map sources for Upwell

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