The Hill (west): Nos 154-158
These three separate houses may have begun as a single large medieval hall-house, the hall (with cellar) on the site of No. 156 (middle), and the cross-wing at No. 154 (right). No. 156 is now 17th-century, with a 19th-century rubblestone front and shop window, though a medieval-style through-passage survives. At No. 154 a potentially early hipped roof is visible behind the parapet. Its ashlar front is 18th-century, however, and the ground-floor bay with sliding (Yorkshire) sashes was perhaps added in the 1870s, as a shopfront for a confectioner and seed dealer. No. 158 has an 18th-century rubblestone façade and 20th-century shopfront, an airbrick showing the location of a cellar which formerly had access from the street. Nineteenth-century occupants included a plumber/glazier and tanner at No. 154, a plumber, coal merchant, and wheelwright (No. 156), and carpenters and bakers (No. 158); earlier occupiers are unknown.
See: Listed Building Description; M Laithwaite, 'The Buildings of Burford', in A Everitt (ed), Perspectives in English Urban History (1973), 80