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Burwell, Lincolnshire

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Burwell, Lincolnshire

Burwell is a small village in the East Lindsey district of Lincolnshire, England, lying on the A16 north of Spilsby. The village covers approximately 2200 acres (9 km²). Now a village, Burwell was a medieval market town. Burwell Priory, which once stood here, was a Benedictine monastery founded at some point before 1110 by Ansgot of Burwell. It was an alien priory belonging to Grande-Sauve Abbey in Aquitaine.
DistrictEast Lindsey
Post townLouth
Administrative CountyLincolnshire
Traditional CountyLincolnshire
OS GridTF3579
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionEast Midlands
Police AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLincolnshire
Ambulance AuthorityEast Midlands

Other names by which Burwell, Lincolnshire has been known in the past


Burwell, Lincolnshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Burwell, par., N. Lincolnshire, 5 miles SE. of Louth, 2190 ac., pop. 159; P.O.; contains B. Park, birthplace of Sarah Jennings, the famous Duchess of Marlborough.

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