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OUTWELL: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1929.

[Transcribed and edited information mainly from Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1929]

"OUTWELL, is a village and civil parish, on the navigable river Nene which divides the counties of Norfolk and Cambridge; it is 7 miles west from Downham station on the Ely and Lynn section of the London and North Eastern railway, and 5½ south-east from Wisbech, in the South Western division of the county (Norfolk), hundred and petty sessional division of Clackclose, union county court district, rural deanery and archdeaconry of Wisbech and diocese of Ely.

For ecclesiastical purposes Outwell is in Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.

The soil is loam and silt; subsoil clay. The chief crops are wheat, oats, potatoes and fruit. The area is 2,454 acres of land and 40 of water; the population in 1921 was 483 in the civol parish and 1,472 in the ecclesiastical parish, which extends into Cambs."

[Description(s) transcribed by Martin Edwards ©2003 and later edited by Colin Hinson ©2010]
[mainly from Kelly's Directory of Cambridgeshire 1929]