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
Tai Chi Classes Poster - Click for larger image
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Action
Proposal for battery energy storage facility
Pivot Power Logo
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

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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
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Jesus College Cambridge appoints its first female black master
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Cambourne street stabbing: Two more arrests
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Moth warning to Cambridge University students
Housekeeping staff ask students to report "unusual moth activity" in a move dubbed "mothwatch".
Cambridge Castle Mound: Campaigners' new bid to 'ensure public access'
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Woman has surprise baby in Wisbech Beales shop toilet
The young mum did not realise she was pregnant when she went into labour while shopping.
Bob Higgins victims to sue Southampton and Peterborough United
A lawyer representing those abused by Bob Higgins says he hopes a civil trial can be avoided.
Cambridgeshire PC Lee Rumsey cleared of dangerous driving
PC Lee Rumsey said he "hit the wrong pedal" as he drove at a fleeing suspect.

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