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Roman Catholics, who were earlier recorded in Burford in only very small numbers, became established in the 1930s, when a small congregation met in

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

In the late 20th century, planning guidance tried to ensure that new buildings fitted in better with older ones. No.

The Great or Warwick Almshouses, founded 1455-6. (Photo by Mike Hesketh-Roberts, English Heritage)

Son of the tea merchant Frederick Horniman (who founded the Horniman Museum), Emslie J Horniman (c.1865-c.1944) lived at Burford Priory from 1912 t

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)