SP2512 : The Church of St John the Baptist, Burford

taken 4 years ago, near to Burford, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

The Church of St John the Baptist, Burford
The Church of St John the Baptist, Burford
The church was built in various stages between 1160 and 1475 - The base of the stair turret is 11th-12th century. The tower, chancel, nave and font is 12th century. In the 13th century the chancel was extended and the transepts, south nave aisle and north chancel aisle were added. In the late 13th century the freestanding guild chapel was built. St Thomasís chapel and the south transept chapel were built in the 14th century and the font was re-cut. During the 15th century the tower was heightened, a spire, new windows, arcades, clerestory, porch and north and south chancel aisles were added. In the late 15th century the guild chapel was extended into the nave.
The Reformation and later (16th - 18th centuries) saw the destruction of the medieval fittings - basic upkeep. Internal reorganization came about in 1827 with Victorian restoration in 1870-87.
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Date Taken
Friday, 14 June, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 September, 2013
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Religious sites 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2529 1241 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:48.5855N 1:38.0747W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 2527 1241
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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