Three Holes is a “blink-and-you-miss-it” village in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, depending on which side of the road you live.
It is at the junction of the Popham’s Eau and the Middle Level 16 Foot River, between Upwell and Welney on the A1101.
It includes the main road, Gooseberry Lane, Mumby’s (or Mumberries) Drove, Squires Drove, Middle Drove (which later changed to Mudds Drove after the family that lived there), Lotts Bridge and Flint House Drove.
The surrounding land consists of peat and silt and is one of the richest arable areas of England.
Three Holes has no architecturally important buildings, no church, graveyard, village square or cinema. It has a bridge and a weed-infested dyke – all that remains of the Old Croft River – the original drainage channel through the swamp and a lively community with a strong feeling for the land. The number of households on the electoral role in 1999 was 81.