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

Image: a typical crush of pleasure boats at the 1896 Regatta, viewed from one of house boats which lined the banks for weeks on end.

The present-day Phyllis Court is a stuccoed, Italianate mansion house on Henley's northern edge, built in the early 1840s.

After a difficult period in the early-to-mid 19th century, Henley's fortunes revived in the late Victorian and Edwardian period, as the railway and

Image: Friar Park, Crisp's country retreat in Henley (built c.1889-90)

This rubblestone façade would once have been rendered: most of the window surrounds have been pecked to allow render to adhere properly, in an 18th

The double-gabled smooth stone frontage of c.1903 conceals remains of another medieval house.

The builder of this impressive, late 18th-century 3-storey frontage, with its symmetrical façade of ashlar limestone, is unknown.

This narrow cottage (now a shop) occupies a small plot probably severed from No. 67 next door.

Behind the 18th-century ashlar façade, rebuilt in the 1970s after a collapse, is a 5-bay late medieval house, whose roof has principal-rafter truss

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