Burwell: St Mary

Burwell: St Mary
Record Type:
Major Parish Church
Church code:
Burwell with Reach

Statutory Designation Information

Listed Building?
This is a Grade I Listed Building
View more information about this Listed Building on the National Heritage List for England web site
Scheduled Monument?
There is no Scheduled Monument within the curtilage or precinct

National Park

The church is not in a National Park

Conservation Area

The church is in the following Conservation Area: Burwell High Town

Heritage At Risk Status

On Heritage At Risk Register?
This church is not on the Heritage at Risk Register

Approximate Date

Approximate Date:

Exterior Image

Exterior image of 614052 Burwell St Mary
Exterior image of 614052 Burwell St Mary
Photograph of the outside of the church.
Year / Date:
October 2010
This file is licenced under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported licence.
John McCullough

Summary Description

St Mary’s is a large, light and spacious building, which is Grade I listed and considered to be of Moderate to High Significance in the region. St Mary’s Church stands on a site previously occupied by an Anglo Saxon church in a conservation area at the south-western end of the village. Built of flint and cobbles with some clunch (a local soft stone), it dates predominantly from C15th (1439 – 67, although various architectural styles and additions may be observed. The lower part of the tower is early 12th century; part of the western end of the south aisle dates from the 14th century and the spirelet on the tower was added in 1799.There were extensive restorations in the 19th century.

Visiting and Facilities

The church is open for worship.
The church is open for visitors every day during daylight hours, except when there is a service on. There are services every weekday morning and throughout the day on Sunday; check the church website for more details.

Church Website

Church Website:

Sources and Further Information

John McCullough (October 2010) Exterior image of 614052 Burwell St Mary [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Exterior image of 614052 Burwell St Mary
Antiquarian Horological Society (2015) AHS Turret Clock database Unique Number ID: 590 [Digital Archive/Data]
CWGC (2016) Commonwealth War Graves Commission CWGC Unique File Reference Number: 6233 [Bibliography/Data]
Number of War Graves: 10
Church of England (2021) A Church Near You https://www.achurchnearyou.com/church/13790/ [Digital Archive/Index]
View information on worship and access at this church
James Miles (2019) Bell frames of historic importance 1 Listed Bell Frame [Archive/Index]
1 Listed Bell Frame
Archbishops' Council (2013) Interior Photograph of 614052 Burwell St Mary [Digital Archive/Graphic material]
Interior Photograph of 614052 Burwell St Mary
ICBS (1817-1989) Incorporated Church Building Society Archive https://images.lambethpalacelibrary.org.uk/luna/servlet/detail/LPLIBLPL~34~34~107064~116403 [Archive/Graphic material]

Ground plan

ICBS File Number - 05802

Coverage - 1861

Created by John EDLIN

Church Buildings Council (2019) Church Bells 9 Bells [Archive/Index]
9 Bells