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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

The Hungerfords were one of the largest West Country magnate families. Their family seat was Farleigh Hungerford in Somerset near Trowbridge.

Education in Basingstoke dates back to the 16th century with the founding of a school for boys attached to the Holy Ghost chapel.  With numerous ch

This impressive late medieval house may have been owned in 1552 by the clothier Edmund Silvester: his descendants certainly owned it in the early 1

Behind the Georgian façade is one of the most important medieval houses in Burford.

No. 125 includes another late-medieval building, encased in stone in the 18th century or earlier.

A timber-framed building of c.1500 lies behind this tall frontage.

This remarkable run of late medieval buildings continues with No.

The façade is almost entirely of the 1920s (below), but the structure contains remains of another late 15th-century building, whose jetty survives

This prime corner-site was an inn from the 15th to late 18th century, recorded first as the Bear (in 1489), and from 1539 as the Angel.