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 four 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.

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Beachamwell has now been adopted as the current form, but both are used, and certainly Beechamwell was normal in the 19th century. You may also find Beauchamwell, Bichamwell or Bychamwell! Generally this site uses Beachamwell, unless quoting from original records.