WALLINGFORD BRIDGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1368917
Date first listed:
09-Dec-1949
Statutory Address:
WALLINGFORD BRIDGE, HIGH STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
WALLINGFORD BRIDGE, HIGH STREET

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Oxfordshire
District:
South Oxfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Wallingford
National Grid Reference:
SU 61003 89468

Details

WALLINGFORD HIGH STREET SU6189, SU6089SE Wallingford 8/74, 11/74 Wallingford Bridge 09/12/49

GV II* Bridge. C14 origins, repaired 1507 and 1528, 1646 arches removed and replaced with drawbridges. 1751, four arches rebuilt by Joseph Absolon of Wallingford. Widened 1770. 1809 rebuilding, widening and "improving" following flood damage. Toll house demolished c.1930. Ashlar stone to north side, with flint cut-waters with stone dressings to left. Banded stone cut-waters to right. Ashlar stone to south side with areas of squared stone and flint chequer to right. 19 arches, 5 cross river. Some arches are ribbed and are probably C15 stonework, possibly re-used. Elliptical arches over river, with keystones and voussoirs. Open baluster balustrade over river. Plain stone balustrade to rear. Late C20 cast iron lamps. Also scheduled as an Ancient Monument. (V.C.H.: Berkshire, Vol.III, 1923, p.521-523; Buildings of England: Berkshire, 1966, p.250; "Historic Wallingford, a walk-round guide" by J and S Dewey 1982).

Listing NGR: SU6100389468

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
249243
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Dewey, J, S , , Historic Wallingford A Walk Round Guide, (1982)
Ditchfield, P H, Page, W, The Victoria History of the County of Berkshire, (1923), 521-523
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Berkshire, (1966), 250

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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