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
Recreation ground developments almost complete with upgrade to Pavillion and Skatepark, Trim Track construction and new Tennis Courts
Proposed Solar Farm
UK's biggest solar farm planned for east of England (Click on image for larger version)
See Sunnica Web Site for more information
BBC News - Cambridgeshire
Dumping of 167 chicks 'connected to Easter' trade
The RSPCA says the dumping of more than 160 chicks has "some connection to Easter".
Prodigy's Keith Flint Peterborough mural print collected
Glenn Davies met the artist Nathan Murdock at the "iconic" mural as he wanted to see "the real deal".
Huge increase in Public Spaces Protection Order fines
A lawyer fears some council wardens are "acting with incentives to issue as many fines as possible".
Derelict RAF Upwood site to be sold to developers
The disused airfield was closed by the Ministry of Defence in 1994.
Jarod Kirkman: Man jailed over threatening emails to MPs
Jarod Kirkman is sentenced to 42 weeks in jail after targeting seven MPs.
Man injured in Stibbington sulphuric acid spill
The man was treated for burns and taken to hospital after the chemical spill at the Pure Fuels plant.
Dr Robert Bailey: Body found in Alps search for British GP
Robert Bailey had been missing since he went walking in the French Alps in March.
'Amazing' video of blue tits' nest in drain in St Neots
Bird experts say they have not seen the species nesting like this before.
Rail fault causes severe travel disruption on LNER trains
LNER advised passengers not to travel after faulty overhead cables damaged 10 locomotives.
Cow stuck in mud by Cambridgeshire river rescued
Winches and a teleporter are used to free the stricken calf from a perilous patch of deep mud.
Maine Coon cross cat Titch takes hydrotherapy in his stride
Meet "laid-back" giant cat Titch who takes watery walks in his stride.

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