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Burford's Buildings, Central High Street

West Side: Sheep Street to No. 152 (former New Inn)

These further High Street plots, rising up the hill from Sheep Street and the Tolsey, were part of a medieval extension of the town, and originally had relatively wide frontages. Several are documented from the Middle Ages, though all have been substantially rebuilt. Commercial and industrial buildings include a former inn at No. 152, a former rope factory at No. 142, and Nos. 130-132 with their impressive 19th-century shopfronts.

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Occupying the whole of a wide medieval burgage plot, this long frontage dates from after 1863, when the building was Newman's drapers.

This small building is probably Burford's best-documented property, because of its acquisition (with earlier deeds) by Brasenose College, Oxford, i

William Cox, an upholsterer and cabinet maker, rebuilt and enlarged No.

In the late 17th and 18th centuries this may have been the Quart Pot inn, and by 1830 it was the New Inn.

Until unified as a single shop in the 20th century, these properties were quite distinct.

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