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Pictures of Burford Church

a Historic Building in the town of Burford, in the county of Oxfordshire

About Burford Church

Burford Parish Church is one the most beautiful and interesting churches in England. The building of the present church began in the late 1100's, but it is highly probable that an earlier church existed in Saxon times. As with many old churches, Burford church was built in the shape known as 'Cruciform', the shape of a cross as a reminder of the way in which Jesus died. It was by about 1250AD that Burford church had taken this shape.

With the growth of the town of Burford due to it's increase in local trade, particularly the wool trade, many locals were able to donate more and more money to the church, and the next 200 years saw various extentions and alterations to it making it one of the largest churches in Oxfordshire. The church was finally completed in the late 1400's. In the 1800's the interior was re-organised, and in the late 1800's the church went through an extensive restoration.

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Burford, Oxfordshire

Burford (91 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Oxfordshire

(0.1 miles, 0.1 km)

Burford is an attractive Cotswold town in the Oxfordshire part of the Cotswolds, with a famous High Street that slopes down to a three-arched medieval bridge that carries traffic.....

Minster Lovell Church, Oxfordshire.

Minster Lovell (20 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Oxfordshire

(4.2 miles, 6.8 km, direction E)

Minster Lovell, in its beautiful dream-like setting against the gently rising Cotswold landscape, has a history stretching back to Saxon times...

The river, Bourton-on-the-Water, Gloucestershire.

Bourton on the Water (193 Pictures)

a Picturesque Village in the county of Gloucestershire

(7.5 miles, 12.0 km, direction NW)

'The Venice of the Cotswolds'. Bourton is a favourite amongst tourists and is a beautiful place to visit all year round...

A picture of Coln St Aldwyns

Coln St Aldwyns (4 Pictures)

in the county of Gloucestershire

(8.0 miles, 12.8 km, direction SW)

This village in the fertile Coln Valley has the prestige of being one of the 10 most desirable villages in England...

River Thames, Lechlade, Gloucestershire 2009

Lechlade (37 Pictures)

a Historic Market Town in the county of Gloucestershire

(8.4 miles, 13.4 km, direction S)

This pleasant little market town, set beside the upper reaches of the Thames, is dominated by the elegant spire of the beautiful parish church of St.Lawrence..

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A picture of Tolsey Museum

Tolsey Museum (1 Pictures)

(0.1 miles, 0.2 km)

The Tolsey Museum can be found in the center of town at the ancient Burford crossroads, the main center of Burfords old market.....

Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote, Minster Lovell, Oxfordshire.

Minster Lovell Hall & Dovecote (13 Pictures)

(4.8 miles, 7.7 km, direction E)

The ruins of Minster Lovell Hall stand in an attractive position on the banks of the River Windrush. Despite speculation, the.....

Exterior of the Witney & District Museum, Witney, Oxfordshire

Witney and District Museum (1 Pictures)

(6.6 miles, 10.7 km, direction E)

The ground floor displays tell the story of Witney's history with special emphasis on the Blanket Industry, school life and.....

Cogges Farm Musium, Cogges, Witney, Oxfordshire

Cogges Manor Farm Museum (1 Pictures)

(7.0 miles, 11.2 km, direction E)

Cogges Manor Farm Museum is closed to day visitors for the 2010 season. Management of the site is being passed to a new Trust......

A picture of Bourton on the Water Model Village

Bourton on the Water Model Village (17 Pictures)

(7.3 miles, 11.7 km, direction NW)

Bourton on the Water has a replica of itself built in traditional local cotswold stone. The Model Village is built to one-ninth.....


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