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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
Area27.65 km2 (10.68 sq mi)
• Density99/km2 (260/sq mi)
OS grid referenceTF500020
Civil parish
  • Upwell
Shire county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townWISBECH
Postcode districtPE14
AmbulanceEast of England
EU ParliamentEast 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.

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