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.
Roman Catholics, who were earlier recorded in Burford in only very small numbers, became established in the 1930s, when a small congregation met in
One of the earliest Dissenting groups in Burford were the Friends or Quakers.
Burford saw an early Baptist presence.
The Great or Warwick Almshouses, founded 1455-6. (Photo by Mike Hesketh-Roberts, English Heritage)
The buildings along Burford's main streets reflect the town's varied social character, which included gentry and professionals as well as shopkeepe
A substantial house occupied this large site by 1665, when it had at least 10 fireplaces.
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The large gable facing the street at No.