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Norfolk - Outwell

Kelly's Directory for Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk, 1883, p.461-2.

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © E.C."Paddy" Apling]

OUTWELL is a village and parish partly in Cambridgeshire, but mainly in Norfolk, the navigable river Nene passing through it and dividing the counties; it is 6 miles from Downham station, 6 south-east from Wisbech, and 3½ south from Emneth station, in the hundred of Clackclose, union and county court district of Wisbech, rural deanery of Fincham, archdeaconry of Norfolk and diocese of Norwich, The tramway from Wisbech is working to Outwell Basin station. The church of St. Clement, in the Early English style, is a brick building cmented over, having a chancel, nave, aisles, tower with 6 bells and porch: the interior has been repaired at a cost of £2,200. The register dates from about 1680. The living is a rectory, yearly value £631, with residence, in the gift of the Bishop of Norwich, and held since 1871 by the Rev, John George Briscoe, of St. Aidans. Here are Wesleyan, United Methodist Free Church and Primitive Methodist chapels. The charities consist of the town lands and town ten lands (now amalgamated) and Lynne's charity, left in 1816: the Town Ten Lands, or Norfolk side allotments of 12 acres, are left in half acres to the most deserving poor, at rents of 30s. per half cres: the Town Lands of nine acres are let upon the same terms as the Town Ten Lands: the remainder of the town lands consist of 28A. 0R. 7P. producing £23 producing a gross total rental of £69. The income from these lands is disposed of in the following manner—£10 to the repair of the fabric of the parish church; a sum not exceeding £25 for genral parochial purposes, which includes repairs to the engine house and fire engine, and about 50 stone of bread, distributed annually on the 6th of January; after the above payments the trustees may pay the balance to the managers of the National and Infant schools. Lyne's charity of 8A. 0R. 7P. producing £23, is distributed im flour to the poor persons resident in Outwell (Norfolk). The Great Eastern Company requiring a portion of the Isle Side allotments, consisting of 15 perches, for their tramway from Wisbech to Upwell, paid the trustees £100 as compensation &c.; this money has been re-invested in the purchase of 1A. 2R. 15P. of arable land in Upwell. All these charities are controlled by a scheme of the Charity Commissioners, which came into force oon the 31st January, 1880. Near the church once stood a hermitage, dedicated to St. Christopher. Outwell possesses a fire engine, which is manned by voluntees, and supported by voluntary contributions; the keys of the engine house are kept by Mr. William Stafford. Charles W. Townley esq. is lord of the manor, and, with H. H. Allenby, H. Dawburn and Arthur W. Healy esqrs. chief landowners The soil is loamy; subsoil, clay. The chief crops are wheat, oats and potatoes. The population in 1881 of the portion in Cambridgeshire was 343; acreage 552; rateable value, £1,346; the portion in Norfolk, population, 869; acreage, 2,512; rateable value, £4,380.

Transcription © Copyright E C ("Paddy") Apling, July 2000, with minor corrections and links updated August 2014.

1891 Census Names Index
Marriages 1725-1812 [Alan Gresley]
Baptisms 1725-1812 [Alan Gresley]
Burials 1725-1812 [Alan Gresley]
White's 1854
Kelly's 1900 [Martin & Marie Edwards]
Awdry Family (of Thomas the Tank engine fame)
Will of William REEVE, Farmer, 1828
Outwell smockmill and Nordelph Upwell Fen smock drainage mill [Jonathan Neville]
Outwell Archeology [Norfolk Heritage Explorer]
More on Outwell [GENUKI-NFK]
More Parish Information [Geoff Lowe & Andrew Rivett]
Return to alphabetical villages index
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