The drawing-room, formerly part of the hall, has an early 17th-century chimney-piece and a deep wooden cornice, the sole remnant of panelling now no longer in existence.
The back of the house was somewhat altered in the 19th century and suffered greatly in the process.
The bursting of the bank of the Middle Level Drain in May 1862 inundated one-sixth of the parish of Outwell, which had not fully recovered three years later. 2) With these waterways may also be numbered the Wisbech Canal, now disused, which followed the course of the Well Stream as far as Outwell church and then struck across in a southeasterly direction to join Popham's Eau at Nordelph (formerly a hamlet of Upwell but now a separate Norfolk parish), about 3 miles east of Upwell and Outwell. The Upwell steam tramway from Wisbech, a light railway of 4 ft. 'The pale brick and tile', he says, 'manufactured in these parts, give a very neat appearance to the houses...
and though the country cannot boast of rural beauty, there is an air of neatness and of greater comfort than... 6) It was unfortunate that soon after he wrote, Upwell was one of the places most severely attacked by the 1832 cholera epidemic, 67 persons dying here and in Nordelph in less than two months. 7) The district was already known for its market-gardens in the 1830's— some time before they became general in Marshland. 8) As elsewhere in the north of the Isle, inclosure mostly took place gradually as the land was reclaimed and drained, but Outwell was affected by the Act of 1841 (fn. Giles), under which Cottons Common (98 acres) and 15 acres of waste land were inclosed. 12) Welney, about 6 miles south of Upwell on the road to Ely, was an inhabited site in Roman times, but in its present form is mainly a modern settlement.
Considerable alterations, mainly internal, were made about 1750.