Welcome to the website of the Beachamwell Local History Group

Beachamwell is a small village in south-west Norfolk that lies at the meeting place of two very different landscape regions: Breckland and the Fens. It has three churches, its own apple variety – and links to the Devil!

Following the success of the Connecting Threads project, researching footpaths in our village, a Local History Group was set up in autumn 2014. We are open to anyone interested in exploring the rich and varied history of our village.  We have regular meetings at which we can share our knowledge and research, and all learn together.


Our Open Day on 24 April was a great success, attracting 120+ visitors, many of whom stayed for a considerable length of time discussing the exhibits and sharing memories. Several people brought photographs, newspaper cuttings etc for us to copy and add to or archive. Read a fuller report here.

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Beachamwell seems to be the current form, but both are used, and certainly Beechamwell was normal in the 19th century. Generally this site uses Beachamwell, unless quoting from original records.