Burwell  Lincolnshire


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Burwell like this:

BURWELL, a parish in Louth district, Lincoln; 2¾ miles W by S of Authorpe r. station, and 5¼ SSE of Louth. It has a post office under Louth; and fairs are held in it on 14 May and Old Michaelmas day. Acres, 2,190. Real property, £2,471. Pop., 159. Houses, 28. Burwell Park is the seat of H. ...

Lister, Esq.; and was the birthplace of Sarah Jennings, the famous Duchess of Marlborough. A Benedictine priory was founded in the parish, by John de Hay, ancestor of the Umfravilles; made a cell to St. Mary's Abbey, Bordeaux; and passed eventually to the Duke of Suffolk. The living is a vicarage, united with the p. curacy of Walmsgate, in the diocese of Lincoln. Value, £54. Patron, H. Lister, Esq. The church has a Norman chancel arch.

Burwell through time

Burwell is now part of East Lindsey district. Click here for graphs and data of how East Lindsey has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Burwell itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Burwell, in East Lindsey and Lincolnshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 05th July 2022

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