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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

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

This site will soon contain all Burford wills and inventories for 1500-1699. There will be a glossary to help with obscure words.

This site will soon contain all Burford wills and inventories for 1500-1699. There will be a glossary to help with obscure words.

Above: Simon Wisdom's merchant's mark at 96 High Street (top left), with the date 1578

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

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

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

Built probably around 1500 for an unknown owner, this must have been quite a grand house, its long rubblestone façade straddling two medieval plots

In 1552 this may have been the half burgage-plot belonging to Thomas Chadwell of Little Barrington (Glos.).

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