Upwell lies on the extreme western edge of Norfolk
- 7 miles south-east of Wisbech. It is situated in the
heart of the Fen country.
Upwell Church from across the River Nene
The detective writer Dorothy L Sayers (1893-1957)
lived for twenty years in the area and her detective story The Nine Tailors
(1934) - featuring the famous upper-class sleuth Lord Peter Wimsey
- is set here.
Dorothy L Sayers
The book opens with Wimsey
stranded in the fens and later involves bell-ringing at
Fenchurch St. Peter Church - a fictionalised version of St. Peter and St. Paul's Church in Upwell.
Bell Ropes inside Upwell Church
Here is an extract
from The Nine Tailors concerning the church's
architecture - as seen through the eyes of Lord Peter