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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

In 1552 this may have been the half burgage-plot belonging to Thomas Chadwell of Little Barrington (Glos.).

Beams and a 16th-century doorhead with a four-centred arch, both in the side passage, suggest a medieval origin for this house, but no details are

Behind the 18th-century ashlar façade, rebuilt in the 1970s after a collapse, is a 5-bay late medieval house, whose roof has principal-rafter truss

In origin this is probably a small 17th-century cottage (cf. Nos.

A building here was probably occupied by a tailor in 1861, but was apparently demolished soon after: in 1901 the plot was vacant, with a wall in fr


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