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Norfolk - Outwell

Francis White's History, Gazetteer and Directory of Norfolk 1854, pp. 634-5

[Complete entry. Transcription Copyright © the late A.J. Carter, February, 2001]

OUTWELL, 5 miles S. E. of Wisbeach, is a parish and village partly in this county, and partly in the Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire, and has 2,910a. 9p. of land, of which 555a. 1r. 1p. are in the Isle of Ely. It contains 230 houses and 1,448 inhabitants ; of the latter 1,006 are in this county. The soil belongs to a number of proprietors, the largest of whom is R. G. Townley, Esq. ; and the whole is in his manor of Beaupre Hall, an ancient mansion, occupied by the Rev. W. G. Townley. The CHURCH, dedicated to St. Clement, stands in Norfolk, and is an ancient structure, with a tower and six bells. It has several monuments of the Beaupre family, and had formerly five chapels, three of which are thrown open into the church. The rectory, valued in the King's book at £16, and in 1831 at £420, is in the gift of the Bishop of Norwich, and incumbency of the Rev. G. N. Dealtry, M.A. Ten acres of land, let for £14, is applied in the repairs of the Church. The Town Lands, (and a house with 33a., let for £114,) have been vested in trust since 1628, for the benefit of the parish. Of this sum £30 is distributed to the poor ; £30 paid for poor's rates, and £50 paid to the school-master. The Town Fen Lands, 10a., let for £36 a year, is applied in aid of the poor's rates. The poor have 20s. a year, left by Wm. Lambert ; and 9a. of land in Elm, let for £21 a year, left by Wm. Lynne. The tithes for the Norfolk part are commuted for £520, and those for the Isle for £115. Post Office at William Cousins' ; letters arrive at 9 a.m., and are despatched at 6 p.m.

Transcription Copyright © the late the late A.J. Carter, February 2001; links updated May 2010.

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