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High Street (east): No. 13

Though ownership is unknown before the 1820s this prominent building may have been an inn, as suggested by the wide entrance under an elliptical hood-mould, and a mounting block (to help in mounting a horse) outside. Its courtyard includes 17th-century timber framing, and an ovolo-moulded mullion window at first-floor level is early 17th-century. The 19th-century ground-floor window seems to have been set into an earlier doorway. Nineteenth-century occupiers included plumbers and painters (?1820s–60s), and a cooper and parish clerk (1870s–90s).

See: M Laithwaite,'Buildings of Burford', in A Everitt (ed), Perspectives in English Urban History (1973) 85; R Moody, Inns of Burford (2007 edn), 55

Content generated during research for the paperback book 'Burford: Buildings and People in a Cotswold Town' (ISBN 13 : 9781860774881) for the England's Past for Everyone series

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