Local History II visit to Bampton & Burford

Photographs by permission of Rupert Anson

Stephen Baskerville – our guide
Town Hall & Art Gallery in Bampton Market Square
Pretty little row of buildings adjacent to Bampton Market Square
Eagle House in Church View (Bampton)
Formerly the Post Office (Church View, Bampton)
Inside the old grammar school (now Bampton Archive) with Downton memorabilia
Downton Abbey memorabilia
Church of St Mary the Virgin, Bampton
Norman door on south side
St Mary’s Church, Bampton (nave facing the altar)
St Mary’s Church, Bampton (nave view from the altar)
Stone statue of St John the Baptist c.1270 (fell from the tower in a gale in 1990)
North Transept (St Mary’s Church, Bampton)
Churchgate House adjacent to St Mary’s Church, Bampton
Churchgate House, Bampton (home of Isobel Crawley in Downton Abbey)
Burford Church (south aspect) with Lady Chapel to left
Burford Church spire added after original 1170AD build
Burford Church – the nave
Lady Chapel (Burford Church) – often used for social events
12th century font (Burford Church)
St. Peter’s Chapel (Burford Church)
Tower windows blocked in to add strength to support later spire (Burford Church)
Tomb of Sir Lawrence & Lady Elizabeth Tanfield (Burford Church)
Skeleton beneath the monument – only one of the femurs is real
Epona Stone (oldest artefact in Burford Church)
Nave facing west towards Norman door (Burford Church)
Brass eagle surmounts the lectern in Burford Church
Warwick Hall, Burford