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
• 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
Windmill and Museum.jpg
Burwell Lode Bridge
Burwell - St Mary's Church
Burwell Windmill
Burwell Lode
Village News
January Newsletter.pdf
The new cafe at 105 The Causeway Burwell, CB25 0DU Opens Tuesday 5th December
ELK Cafe Web Site
BBC News - Cambridgeshire
HMP Littlehey prisoner charged with false imprisonment
The convicted sex offender is accused of assaulting a female prison officer at HMP Littlehey.
Time-lapse shows A1 Brampton bridge demolition
The bridge has been replaced as part of the £1.5bn upgrade of the A14.
Syrian refugee: 'Finding a UK family is a great thing'
Faraj Alnasser, 21, found a family to live with in Cambridge after fleeing Syria.
University lecturers begin strike in pension dispute
Lecturers at 64 universities walk out over changes they say could halve their retirement income.
Careless drivers overtaking cyclists in Cambridge face fines
Drivers face fines for careless driving if they are not allowing enough "safe pass" space.
Cambridge University treadmill to cut rowing congestion
A Cambridge University college said the treadmill gives the option of training indoors.
Work begins on £6m road rebuilding scheme in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk
Eleven damaged stretches of roads across rural Cambridgeshire and Suffolk are being repaired.
Peterborough United v AFC Wimbledon
Live coverage of Saturday's League One game between Peterborough United and AFC Wimbledon.
Accrington Stanley v Cambridge United
Live coverage of Saturday's League Two game between Accrington Stanley and Cambridge United.

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