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Lechlade Halfpenny Bridge Tollhouse, Lechlade

Description: Lechlade Halfpenny Bridge Tollhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 November 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 129072

OS Grid Reference: SU2133899346
OS Grid Coordinates: 421338, 199346
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6925, -1.6927

Location: 12 A361, Lechlade, Gloucestershire GL7 3AG

Locality: Lechlade
Local Authority: Cotswold District Council
County: Gloucestershire
Country: England
Postcode: GL7 3AG

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Listing Text

SU 2199
10/230 Lechlade Halfpenny Bridge
and Tollhouse (that part in
26.11.52 Cotswold District)


Roadbridge carrying Thames Street (A361) over River Thames and toll
house. 1792, when Thames Street laid out. Dressed stone. Bridge
about 6m wide with coped wall about lm high following considerable
arch of bridge and splaying out at each corner. Roadway from toll
house to centre district boundary line about 10m. Single large
semi-circular arch approximately 8m high at apex, with straight
large roll moulded string course over. Side piers each have blind
round oculus and very small semi-circular arches at base. Toll
house on north east corner, small square of 2 storeys with basement
and road-level room in coursed stone with asbestos slate pyramidal
roof and brick stack to east. Large roll moulded string course
between floors. Square window openings to south and north and door
to west straight on to bridge. Said to be named after the
halfpenny toll levied until 1839.

Listing NGR: SU2133199328

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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