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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

Sheep were washed and shorn in June and the wool sorted for sale.

Shopfronts have always been one of the most frequently replaced parts of town buildings, as on any modern High Street.

In Burford, how stone is used can reflect the status of a building and the owner's needs.

To medieval parishioners, heaven and hell were not abstract ideas but reality, reinforced by the wall paintings which adorned most parish churches.

Medieval houses were built according to a specific plan.

Like many medieval towns, Burford's earliest shops were probably market stalls.

The analysis of medieval towns relies on the fact that the property boundaries which define urban house-plots (burgages) are very unlikely to chang

This site will soon contain all Burford wills and inventories for 1500-1699.

When complete this website will contain transcripts of all the wills and inventories for Burford for the period 1500 to 1700.

The buildings along Burford's main streets reflect the town's varied social character, which included gentry and professionals as well as shopkeepe