Burford, Church of St John the Baptist

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Historic church in Burford. Large Cotswold wool church; roughly cruciform in plan with central tower and spire. 5 bay aisled and clerestoried nave, N. and S. chapels, 3 storey S. porch and the Gild chapel to S.W. C12 (perhaps with earlier origins), developed to present complex plan by late C15. Coursed rubble and ashlar too (especially tower and Gild Chapel), lead and copper roofs concealed by parapets. Heavily restored by Street in 1870s, one of the cases which led to William Morris’s founding of the SPAB.

Burford, Church of St John the Baptist

Burford, Church of St John the Baptist

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