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.

This Burwell weather forecast is generated by the Met Office Weather Widget

Events
Burwel lCarnival Logo
Burwell Carnival 17th June 2017
Events Calendar
Burwell Festival 2017
Burwell Museum
What's On in The Area
Cambridge Events
Ely Science Festival
19 May - 18 June 2017
A month long event of interactive fun and discovery exploring science and the natural world through art, music, exhibitions and fun activities for all ages.
Action
Village News
"Memories Of Burwell", By Frank Czucha
Newly published book containing over 300 photos of former schools, shops and companies etc. is now available from Tina's in North Street. Priced at £12.99
BBC News - Cambridgeshire
Delayed £50m Cambridge North railway station opens
The railway station was due to open in 2015 and features a design from maths model Game of Life.
Euromillions winner's son loses court battle for money for life
The "profligate" son loses his court battle to force his Euromillons-win father to support him for life.
Man denies murder of Wisbech woman Dzilva Butiene
Kestutis Bauzys is accused of killing the 48-year-old, who died from suspected abdominal injuries.
Hit-and-run crash amputee Shaun Whiter completes charity ride
Shaun Whiter lost his legs after being struck by a hit-and-run driver on a roadside.
David Oldfield: Peterborough United appoint assistant manager after trial
David Oldfield is appointed assistant manager at Peterborough after a trial, while Mark Tyler becomes goalkeeping coach.
Lee Angol and Hayden White join Mansfield Town from Peterborough United
Mansfield sign Peterborough duo Lee Angol and Hayden White, the sixth and seventh signings since the end of their season.
Area Photos
Burwell Fen Burwell - From Church Tower Burwell - St Mary's Church Burwell Windmill Burwell Lode

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