Centred around the “Well Stream” The principal river of Wisbech up to the 13th century. This natural outfall for many upland rivers existed before the Neolithic period and gave Wisbech its prosperity and importance. We are fortunate that our modern ancestors saved the Well Creek, a tidal waterway that historically branched off the Well Stream at Outwell and enhances the numerous settlements that still exist along its banks today.
King John gave “Wella”(e) Town status, Wella consisted of what we call today: Upwell, Outwell, Welney, Nordelph, Three Holes, Neatmoor, Tips-End, Lakes-End, a little bit of Christchurch and Barroway Drove.
In short, it is a brief look at the history of West Norfolk and parts of Fenland in a Nutshell.