Burwell is an Ecclesiastical Parish in the county of Cambridgeshire, created in 1600-1700s from Burwell St Andrew Ancient Parish and Burwell St Mary Ancient Parish.
Other places in the parish include: Reach.
Alternative names: Burwell St Andrew, Burwell St Mary
Parish registers begin:
- Parish registers: 1560
- Bishop’s Transcripts: 1567
Nonconformists include: Independent/Congregational, Particular Baptist, Primitive Methodist, and Wesleyan Methodist.
- Wood Ditton
- Swaffham Prior
The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870
BURWELL, a village and a parish in Newmarket district, Cambridge. The village stands 4 miles ESE of the river Cam, and the same distance NW of Newmarket r. station; consists chiefly of one irregular street; has a post-office under Cambridge; and was once a market-town. Traces of a castle are here, built before the Conquest, and besieged in the war between Stephen and the Empress Matilda. Seventy-eight persons were accidentally burnt to death in a barn here in 1727. The parish includes also part of the hamlet of Reach. Acres, 7,232. Real property, £15,227; of which £1,142 are in quarries. Pop., 1,987. Houses, 403. About one half of the land is fen. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Ely. Value, £335. Patron, the University of Cambridge. The church is fine decorated English; was partly restored in 1861; and has a pinnacled tower. There are a mission church of 1863, Independent, Baptist, and Wesleyan chapels, an endowed school, two national schools, a British school, and charities £152.
Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].
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An indexed transcription of the parish registers of Burwell : baptisms 1562-1950; marriages 1561-1950; burials, 1562-1950; banns 1754-1950 Author: Cambridgeshire Family History Society; Borton, N. A. B.; Travers, N. K., Mrs.
Parish register printouts of Burwell, Cambridge, England (Independent, High Town Chapel) ; christenings, 1747-1796, 1818-1836 Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department
- County: Cambridgeshire
- Civil Registration District: Newmarket
- Probate Court: Court of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury
- Diocese: Post-1836 – Ely, Pre-1837 – Norwich
- Rural Deanery: Fordham
- Poor Law Union: Newmarket
- Hundred: Staploe
- Province: Canterbury