Burwell Parish Church
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The church of St. Mary the Blessed Virgin, at the south end of the village, is a light and elegant structure in the Late Perpendicular style, and consists of chancel (restored in 1867-8 by the University of Cambridge), nave, aisles, north and south porches and an embattled western tower, with pinnacles and spire, and containing a clock and 5 bells:

the wall between the nave and chancel and the roof of the nave were built in 1464, at the expense of the Bennet family, as appears by an inscription in stone in the church:

the church was extensively restored during the period 1877-90 ...

from Kelly's Directory - 1900 as quoted in BURWELL, Church History by Martin Edwards.

Burwell parish church, picture of around perhaps 1870
St. Mary the Blessed Virgin, parish church of Burwell.
 This photograph is from my grandfather's photograph album and is one of the little cardboard carte de visite type photographs typical around the 1860's and 1870's to judge from others in the album.
The interior of Burwell parish church from the same source.

Of the Balls, who were, in religion, Independents, only Anna Mary Ball was married here in 1876 and she, her mother and one brother are buried in the churchyard.

All the Dunn daughters were married in this church and most of the Dunns who lived in Burwell are buried in the churchyard.

photographs from the collection of Richard Ball