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St. John the Baptist

St. John the Baptist Review

Hidden away at the end of a lane at the bottom of High Street is the splendid parish church of St. John the Baptist, its interior a warren of arches, chapels, and shrines. The church was remodeled in the 15th century from Norman beginnings. Among the monuments is one dedicated to Henry VIII's barber, Edmund Harman, that depicts four Amazonian Indians; it's said to be the first depiction of native people from the Americas in Britain. Also look for the elaborate Tanfield monument and the grave of Christopher Kempster, master mason to Christopher Wren during the rebuilding of St. Paul's Cathedral in London.

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  • Address: Lawrence La., Burford, OX18 4RY | Map It
  • Phone: 01993/823788
  • Cost: Suggested donation £2
  • Hours: Mon.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 9–10 and 1–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Burford
Updated: 05-29-2014

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