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Burford

Burford Church

An exclusive guided tour of Burford's church of St John the Baptist. This a Grade 1* listed building welcomes over 100,000 visitors each year, making it one of the top 10 visited churches in the country. Join us to understand why it is so popular and interesting.

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Burford Church
Burford Church

Time & Location

16 Apr 2024, 14:00

Burford, Burford Church Church Green, Burford OX18 4RY, UK

About the Event

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The church of St John the Baptist in Burford is a Grade 1* listed building that welcomes over 100,000 visitors each year, making it one of the top 10 visited churches in the country.

Building work began in 1175 and was complete by 1500, probably on the site of an earlier church. The early work is most evident around the West Door, which has been dated at 1175 The wood and ironwork is original. The tower also dates from this period, although it was much smaller.   Most of the building work was completed in the fifteenth century, including the addition of the spire. This was not without drama as ambition overcame caution and the whole tower started to move. Evidence of the shoring up process can be seen at the base of the tower and modern surveying techniques are employed to monitor any further movement.   The tiled floor was added in Victorian times, much to the dismay of William Morris, who was horrified by the addition.

We have arranged for our members to have a special guided tour given by Stephen Price, of The Friends of Burford Church. As the tour will be limited to 15 members, if needed, an extra morning tour will be arranged.

Tickets

  • Burford Church Guided Tour

    £5.00
    +£0.13 service fee

Total

£0.00

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