Burwell, Lincolnshire

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Coordinates: 53°17′49″N 0°01′52″E / 53.296985°N 0.031046°E / 53.296985; 0.031046

Burwell
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Burwell Buttercross
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The redundant church of St Michael
Burwell is located in Lincolnshire
Burwell
Burwell
 Burwell shown within Lincolnshire
OS grid reference TF354797
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District East Lindsey
Shire county Lincolnshire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Louth
Postcode district LN11
Police Lincolnshire
Fire Lincolnshire
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EU Parliament East Midlands
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Burwell is a small village and Civil parish in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England.[1] It is situated on the A16 road, and north from Spilsby. The village covers approximately 2200 acres (9 km²).

History[edit]

Now a village, Burwell was a medieval market town.[2] Cropmarks indicated the extent of the settlement.[3]

Burwell Priory, which once stood here, was a Benedictine monastery founded at some point before 1110 by Ansgot of Burwell.[4] It was an alien priory belonging to Grande-Sauve Abbey[5] in Aquitaine. It was dissolved in 1427 and sold to the college of Tattershall,[4][6] along with its chapels at Authorpe, Carlton, Muckton, and Walmgate, and other lands around Burwell.[2][7]

The manor house, Burwell Hall, was situated in Burwell Park, and was built in 1760 for Matthew Lister. It was demolished in 1958, and only the stables remain.[8] The manor itself was previously held by Henry Percy, Duke of Northumberland; John, Duke of Bedford; Ralf, Lord Treasurer Cromwell; and Charles Brandon, Duke of Suffolk.[2][9] [10]

The parish church of Saint Michael, became redundant on 13 May 1981 and was taken over by the Redundant Churches Fund on 27 October 1982. It is Grade I listed.[11] The village also had chapels of the Wesleyan Methodists and United Reformed churches, which merged in 1988 making the Wesleyan building redundant.[12] The combined church has since closed.

Burwell District Council School was built in 1825 as a National School. It closed in December 1941 with only eleven children on the roll.[13]

Community[edit]

The Stag's Head

The No. 8 bus service operated by Hunts coaches connects Burwell to Alford and Louth on a Wednesday [14] [15]

Burwell buttercross was converted into a dovecote and is now the village hall. Dating from the beginning of the seventeenth century with later alterations,[16] it is a Grade II listed building.

The village is part of the ecclesiastical parish of Legbourne, based at All Saints church in Legbourne.

There is one public house in the village, the Stags Head.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Parish council details". East Lindsey district council. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Cox, J. Charles (1916) Lincolnshire pp. 88 ,89; Methuen & Co. Ltd.
  3. ^ Burwell (1050558). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  4. ^ a b Page, William, ed. (1 January 1906). priory "Alien houses: The priory of Burwell". A History of the County of Lincoln: Volume 2. Victoria County History. pp. 238–239. ISBN 9780712910453. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  5. ^ "Lincs to the Past". Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  6. ^ "Lincs to the Past". Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  7. ^ Burwell Priory (354216). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  8. ^ "Lincs to the Past". Site of Burwell Hall. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  9. ^ Monument No. 893252. PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  10. ^ post Medieval boundary and haha associated with Burwell Hall (1043762). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  11. ^ English Heritage. "Church of St Michael  (Grade I) (1063684)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  12. ^ Weslyan chapel (1489497). PastScape. English Heritage. Retrieved 14 July 2013.
  13. ^ "Lincs to the Past". Burwell District Council School. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 24 May 2011. 
  14. ^ "Hunts coaches". Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Alford-Louth". Travel Search. Carberry & Co. Retrieved 14 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Lincs to the Past". Burwell Butter Cross. Lincolnshire Archives. Retrieved 23 May 2011. 

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