|Approach from the Guildhall|
|North side of church|
|Church from the north|
|Church clock (north face)|
The building is made of clunch and is very light giving a feeling of great space.
|Animals in roof carvings|
Until the 1500s the church was under the patronage of Ramsey Manor. There is a brass plaque in the chancel to commemorate this.
There are several monuments and wall decorations to the Cotton family who were benefactors centuries back.
There was restoration work carried out in the mid-1800s.
There are some fine stained glass windows with the latest 1992 in memory of the Mitchum family.
The font has been moved and a new kitchen, meeting room and toilets built. The "feel" of this place has been maintained.
|Font with Cotton memorial in background|
The tower holds a fine set of 8 bells. For a video of these bells ringing and the church see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qiz-ZBCm4LM .
Just across the main road was St Andrew's church although this is long gone.
Today, St Mary's is a busy, active church.
See http://www.stmarysburwell.org.uk/ .
Burwell is a busy village with over 6000 people. It has a fine museum and restored windmill. Our bungalow overlooks these. The view below was from our front garden.
|Windmill and museum|