Nestled in between Priory Close and Priory Woods we have Priory Meadow, a pretty area purchased by the Parish Council in 1996 from Cambridgeshire County Council County Farms. In 2018, the University of East Anglia (UEA) History Department started a project to preserve the local varieties of fruit trees our ancestors used to be familiar with. It was found there were at least 250 local varieties of fruit trees that still existed in the seven counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex , Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk and Suffolk. Burwell Parish Council became aware of this and mad Priory Meadow available to preserve some of these fruit trees.
As well as the existing three well-established walnut trees, we now have many varieties of these fruit trees - to date all have survived and we saw the first fruits in 2020.