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Burford's Buildings, Central High Street

East Side: Church Lane to Witney Street

The imposing former mansion house at No. 75 dominates this stretch of High Street, which rises gently to the central crossroads. There are, however, some other striking buildings among this run of smallish cottages and shops, most notably the long 16th-century frontage of No. 33, the tall three-storeyed front of Nos. 53-9, and the long Georgian façade of No. 91. Medieval houses survive behind several late façades, and a 14th-century archway (possibly reset) at No. 69. The Burford House Hotel (No. 99) is one of several long buildings remodelled in a 'Cotswold Vernacular' style in the 1920s, which together lend Burford part of its distinctive character.

Collection Items

The builder of this impressive, late 18th-century 3-storey frontage, with its symmetrical façade of ashlar limestone, is unknown.

This narrow cottage (now a shop) occupies a small plot probably severed from No. 67 next door.

Built probably around 1500 for an unknown owner, this must have been quite a grand house, its long rubblestone façade straddling two medieval plots

 The stone archway to the street is late 14th-century, and though it may have been reset, parts of the house are medieval.

A substantial house occupied this large site by 1665, when it had at least 10 fireplaces.


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