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Above: Simon Wisdom's merchant's mark at 96 High Street (top left), with the date 1578

Son of the tea merchant Frederick Horniman (who founded the Horniman Museum), Emslie J Horniman (c.1865-c.1944) lived at Burford Priory from 1912 t

The Great or Warwick Almshouses, founded 1455-6. (Photo by Mike Hesketh-Roberts, English Heritage)

Graffito carved on the church fonr by Anthony Sedley, one of the imprisoned Levellers

Sir Lawrence Tanfield (c.1551-1625) was a prominent lawyer and politician who established a country seat at Burford in the 1580s.

This site will soon contain all Burford wills and inventories for 1500-1699 . There will be a glossary to help with obscure words.

These now separate buildings were formerly the White Hart Inn, said to have been built and opened around 1615 by Richard Merywether. No.

In contrast to the houses further east, buildings from here to the end of Sheep Street resulted from 16th- and 17th-century development of what was

Behind a remodelled 17th-century façade are remains of another medieval house, documented from 1492 when the guild of the chapel of St Mary in Burf