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Burford parish church, its elegant 15th-century spire visible for miles around, is the town’s earliest and largest communal building. In both size

A vicarage house stood on part of this site from the Middle Ages, and a surviving medieval range at the rear may be part of it.

Timber-framed and set on octagonal stone columns, the Tolsey is typical of a broad range of market houses, town halls, and moot- or guildhalls foun

Burford saw an early Baptist presence.

Until 1968–9 this was stabling for The Great House.

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

First recorded as Le Herte in 1428-9, the White Hart was Henley's oldest functioning inn until its closure in 1996.

Until recent times, what buildings were constructed of was conditioned by what building materials were available locally.

Image: handbill advertising winter services from the White Hart Inn (by John Alleway), 1717. Read more, or read Alleway's will

The diaries of Caroline Powys (1738-1817) are one of the most vibrant and entertaining sources for the social life of the gentry and aristocracy in

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