by Colin Hinson ©2013
"OUTWELL, a parish partly in the hundred of Wisbech, Isle of Ely, county Cambridge, and partly in that of Clackclose, county Norfolk, 6 miles south-east of Wisbech, its post town, and 6 east of the Downham railway station. The village, which is chiefly agricultural, is situated on the river Nen. There was formerly a Benedictine house at Molycourt, which was made a cell to Ely priory by Henry VI. The soil is of a loamy nature, on a subsoil of clay. The tithes have been commuted for a rent-charge of £114. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Norwich, value £417, in the patronage of the bishop. The church, dedicated to St. Clement, is an ancient brick structure with a square embattled tower containing six bells. The register dates from 1680. The parochial charities produce about £181 per annum, of which £18 goes to a school. The Wesleyans and Primitive Methodists have each a place of worship. There is a National school for children of both sexes. Beaupré Hall, the ancient manor house, is an Elizabethan residence. C. W. Townley, Esq., is lord of the manor."
- The Census Records from 1841-1891 can be found in the Cambridgeshire Archives and also in the Wisbech Library. In addition the 1841 and 1851 Census for Outwell is available in full transcript form, on microfiche, from the Cambridgeshire Family History Society Publications list (search)
- There is information and photographs of St. Clement's church on the Norfolk Churches website.
- The "1839 Pigot's Directory of Cambridgeshire" for Outwell index of Inns & Hotels, Taverns and Public Houses, Brewers & Maltsters + Wine & Spirit Merchants.
- A transcript of the Outwell parish entries from Samuel Lewis's 1835 Topographical Dictionary of England,
- A transcript of the Outwell parish entries from 1929 Kellys Directory of Cambridgeshire
- Ask for a calculation of the distance from Outwell to another place.
You can see maps centred on OS grid reference TF512039 (Lat/Lon: 52.611834, 0.231678), Outwell which are provided by:
- Google Maps
- StreetMap (Current Ordnance Survey maps)
- Bing (was Multimap)
- Old Maps Online (Other old maps.)
- National Library of Scotland (Old Ordnance Survey maps)
- Vision of Britain (Click "Historical units & statistics" for administrative areas.)
- English Jurisdictions in 1851 (Unfortunately the LDS have removed the facility to enable us to specify a starting location, you will need to search yourself on their map.)
- Magic (Geographic information) (Click + on map if it doesn't show)
- GeoHack (Links to on-line maps and location specific services.)
- The War Memorial has been transcribed and the men researched.