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Sheep Street (north): Lloyds Bank

Constructed for the County of Gloucester Bank Ltd in 1878, possibly to designs by James Medland of Gloucester, this commercial building displays a domestic Gothic style which is unique in Burford. The interior was replaced in the late 20th century.

The site itself is documented from 1598, when a house here (owned by charity trustees) was occupied by Robert Serrell, and before him by a slater. Later lessees included the clothier Simon Partridge (1684), who may have sublet it. Occupants in the 1840s–70s included a wheelwright, a cow keeper and horse-breaker, a hawker, and the bell-founder Henry Bond. From the 1880s the new building was occupied by successive managers of the Gloucester and (from the 1890s) Lloyds Bank.

(photo by Mike Hesketh-Roberts, English Heritage)

See: RH Gretton, The Burford Records (1920),  329, 340, 430, 434

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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