Discovering Burwell

4 circular village walks
A new compilation of walks providing
a guided tour through Burwell. Researched and produced
by Burwell History Society

The Domesday Survey of 1086 records the village under different spellings: Burewell, Burwella, Burwelle - later Borewell and sometimes Burwells because the village used to consist of two separate parts. These were later linked by a causeway connecting 'High Town', where the industry was primarily quarrying to 'Low Town' with its small inland wharf beside the waterway. This flowed through the agricultural fields and peat beds, and was the primary route to the world beyond, connecting directly to the Fenland river network, importing trade goods and exporting local produce. The fen lodes (rivers) were probably Roman canals and the land between was mostly bog until the Burwell Fen Drainage Act of 1846

Burwell has been described as 'a sanctuary for wildlife and ancient memories'. This description still holds true today. And we hope you will enjoy discovering the historical highlights of our interesting village.

Discover the fascinating facts about Burwell - see for yourself the sites where Saxon and Roman remains were found, learn about the discovering of the real skeleton in the closet of one of the public houses and look for the true facts about one of our oldest houses revealed by recent renovations.

Copies of this book are on sale locally - cost £2.95. All proceeds from sales will go towards historical conservation projects in Burwell.

Events
Action
Proposal for battery energy storage facility
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Invite to Consultation
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• Aura Power, a renewable energy developer, is looking to develop a battery-based energy storage system (BESS) on land at Weirs Drove, Burwell

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Proposed Battery Storage Facility - Parish Council Questions and Answers
More information on RADE Web Site
Area Photos
FynNet
Burwell Lode Bridge
Burwell - St Mary's Church
Burwell Windmill
Burwell Lode
Village News
BBC News - Cambridgeshire
Kimbolton Fireworks ceases trading after 55 years
It supplied fireworks for the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Grand Arcade death: Man charged with manslaughter
Benyamin Hussain, 18, died in hospital after an alleged fight outside a shopping centre.
Missing cat Peanut found after 10 years in Norfolk
It is thought Peanut the puss had been living "almost as a stray" for a decade after going missing.
The naked women of Britain's churches
Why are churches across Britain adorned with carvings of naked women exposing their genitalia?
A1: Plans unveiled to spend £1.4bn improving Black Cat roundabout
The plans to improve the Black Cat roundabout with the A428 and A421 include a new dual carriageway.
'Move away' Cambridge councillor Donald Adey will not give up pay
Donald Adey, who lives 400 miles from his ward, is the only councillor not to reduce his allowance.
Cambridge time expert fears sundials are 'old hat'
Cambridge academic Dr Frank King says getting young people to love sundials is "an uphill struggle".
Peterborough University delay 'a kick in the teeth'
A Labour councillor says there is "no clear direction" on a new university for Peterborough.
Robber who hit 'frail' woman with brick jailed
Brandon Cliffe tried to steal the 69-year-old's shopping and attacked her when she refused to let go.
Cambridge University recreates 16th Century feather craze hat
Historical fashion experts reproduce a feather hat worn to impress an Emperor's brother.
Matthew Le Mottee wins close-up magician award three years in a row
Matthew Le Mottee completed a feat never seen before in the Magic Circle.

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