Burford

  •  Almshouses founded in 1457
  • Charles II and nell Gywnn had an affair while staying at The Old Priory. Their son was named The Earl of Burford.
  •  The Levellers - Leveller mutineers from Cromwell's army were held prisoners in the Parish Church.
  •  Easter Egg -The Celtic church and Early Church couldn't decide when Easter should be celebrated.A synod took place in Burford to try and decide..
  • Clarinet-  Box wood Clarinets were once made.
  • The Warwick Hall - Cafe and Multi use venue.
  • Chemist - The oldest in England dated 1734
  • Bear Court - originally The Bear Inn
  • Other pubs, , The Lamb, The Mermaid, The Angel, The Bay Tree, The Royal Oak,The Bull 
  • Grave stones- Bale tombs, shaped to represent bales of wool.
  • Cycling - There was a cycling tourism boom in the early 1900's
  • Brewery- Garne and Sons Ltd, founded in 1798. Taken over by Wadworth and Co. Ceased trading in 1991.
  • Tannery- Were once known as having the best saddle makers in Europe
  • Bell Foundry - 17th Century  Bell foundry ran by Neale Family, then the Bond family in the 19th and 20th centuries.
  • Battle Edge - Battle between Mercians and West Saxons in AD 752.
  • Cuthred King of the Saxons beatKing Aethelbald.
  • Battle Edge- Battle between Mercians and West Saxons in AD 752. Cuthred, king of the Saxons beat KIng Æthelbald, 
  •  Golden Dragon - The Mercian standard bearers flag had a Golden Dragon on it.  
  • Fairy- Katharine Mary Briggs lived in Burford. She was a Folklorist and wrote lots of books.
  •  Wysdom Hall- In the 16th Burfords wealthiest men lived here. Its an important medieval property with a Georgian facade.
  • Coach- Legend of a fiery coach driving around the town with Sir Laurence Tanfield and his wife on board.
  •  Animals- Cotswold Wildlife Park
  • Blue Cross- National Animal Charity is based in Burford. It's also where I got my lovely Dog Jet.
  • Cheese- Oxford Blue , made in Burford.
  •  Bottle in River -A local clergyman captured Lady Tanfield's ghost in a bottle and threw it into the River Windrush.