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High Street (east): No. 93

In origin this is probably a small 17th-century cottage (cf. Nos. 23 and 65), remodelled with a built-out ashlar façade and internal doors of c.1730. Beams of probably 17th-century date survive in a rear room. From the late 17th to mid 19th century it was a bakery (cf. No. 61): bakers were recorded as tenants in 1685, 1727, and (intermittently) from 1800 to 1861, and in 1793 it was described as a 'messuage, bakehouse and stable'. Other tradesmen included a miller (owner in 1738), corn dealer (owner 1815), cordwainer (occupant 1841), and ironmonger (owner in 1842). The bow-front shop window, like the 10-over-10 sash window above it, are early 19th-century additions, presumably for one of these businesses. From the 1880s to 1920 the house and shop were occupied by a shoemaker, and in the late 20th century it was briefly a china shop. From the 1980s it was the Stone Gallery, selling jewellery and fine art.

RH Gretton, The Burford Records (1920) 449, 457

(Photo by Mark Casson, Oxfordshire Buildings Record)

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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