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
• 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
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Burwell Lode Bridge
Burwell - St Mary's Church
Burwell Windmill
Burwell Lode
Village News
BBC News - Cambridgeshire
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The dead man had sustained "significant head trauma" but the cause of death is not yet confirmed.
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Cambridge PC Rowan Huskisson guilty of gross misconduct
A misconduct hearing found PC Rowan Huskisson guilty of gross misconduct.
Eltisley farm firm fined £400K over teen tractor death
The tractor and trailer collided with a bridge when the brakes failed, a court heard.
Sixteen Foot Bank death: Man found drowned fiancee's car in ditch
She was on her way to a car boot sale but never arrived.
St Neots Loves Farm: Council approves 1,020 new homes
The scheme also includes a hotel, pub, primary school, play areas, allotments and sports pitches.
Tornado jet added to Imperial War Museum Duxford
A Tornado jet, used in Iraq and Afghanistan, has been added to an aircraft museum's collection.
Harrison Dunk: Cambridge United defender signs new deal until 2020
Cambridge defender Harrison Dunk signs a new deal, which will keep him at the League Two club until the summer of 2020.

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