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
Action

Invitation to a
COMMUNITY CONSULTATION
Relating to a planning proposal for land at Weirs Drove, Burwell
Tuesday 5th December 2017
Drop in any time between 2pm & 7pm
Mandeville Hall, Burwell, CB25 0AR
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Residents Against Dirty Energy (RADE) Burwell
Plans for proposed gas-powered station have now been withdrawn

Area Photos
Burwell Lode Bridge Windmill and Museum.jpg Burwell - St Mary's Church Burwell Windmill Burwell Lode
Village News
The new cafe at 105 The Causeway Burwell, CB25 0DU Opens Tuesday 5th December
ELK Cafe Web Site
BBC News - Cambridgeshire
Myles Bradbury: Victim 'destroyed’ by Addenbrooke's abuse doctor
The blood cancer specialist used a spy pen to take pictures of his victims and was jailed for 22 years.
Christmas rail strikes announced by two rail companies
Passengers will be affected by 24-hour strikes on 27 and 31 December.
Ex-Cambridge University fellow leaves after sexism apology
Dr Peter Hutchinson apologised for commenting on female students then "withdrew" completely from the college.
Marine flare explodes at Waterbeach recycling centre
The marine flare goes off as a worker at a recycling centre is sifting through waste.
John Brackenbury died after another patient prioritised
John Brackenbury died hours before his life-saving operation was due to take place.
Eric Cooper: Ex-coach 'abused boy he met at match'
Eric Cooper denies two two charges of assaulting a boy under the age of 14.
St Neots jogger finds 7ft-long boa constrictor on run
The 7ft-long snake is thought to have been abandoned by its owner, the RSPCA says.
Animals captured enjoying the snow in the East
Animals big and small have been enjoying the snow across the east of England.
The shoes hidden in homes to ward off evil
Why did people hide old shoes in their homes?
Peterborough United 5-2 Woking
Jack Marriott scores in each half as Peterborough eventually shake off Woking to book an FA Cup third-round tie at Aston Villa.

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