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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.

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This 2½-storey house is of 17th-century origin, with early 18th-century window openings standing proud of the rendered façade.

High Street (east): No. 67 (Former Dolphin Inn) Gazetteer

This extensive corner site was assembled from three separate narrow properties in 1839–41, by the linen draper William G. Westrope.


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