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
(PDF File)
• Aura Power, a renewable energy developer, is looking to develop a battery-based energy storage system (BESS) on land at Weirs Drove, Burwell

View PDF File
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
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Fiona Onasanya retrial: Speeding case MP lied, says ex-aide
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J Hus jailed for eight months for carrying knife
The 23-year-old rapper - real name Momodou Jallow - says he was "utterly stupid" to carry a blade.
Cambridge University rugby player jailed for sex attack
Oluwadamilola Erogbogbo sexually assaulted a fellow student at Cambridge University.
Cambridge vision includes self-driving buses and metro
Autonomous shuttles should be part of Cambridge's future transport system, a conference is told.
House with one million Christmas lights raises £50,000
Its owners hope to raise £100,000 for cancer research by inviting people to look around then donate.
Shrewsbury Town 2-2 Peterborough United
Peterborough United strike a late equaliser to earn a point from a 2-2 draw at Shrewsbury Town.
Cambridge United 0-0 Yeovil Town
Managerless League Two strugglers Cambridge, and Yeovil Town play out a poor rain-swept 0-0 draw at the Abbey Stadium.

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