Bath and the Cotswolds Sights

St. John the Baptist

  • Lawrence La. Map It
  • Burford
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's 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.

Sight Information

Address:

Lawrence La., Burford, OX18 4RY, England

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Phone:

01993-823788

Sight Details:

  • Suggested donation £2
  • Mon.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 9–10 and 1–5

Published 08/18/2015

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