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Folly Bridge with Former Toll House, Oxford

Description: Folly Bridge with Former Toll House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 245442

OS Grid Reference: SP5143805559
OS Grid Coordinates: 451438, 205559
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7464, -1.2563

Location: St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1SN

Locality: Oxford
Local Authority: Oxford City Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX1 1SN

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Listing Text

Folly Bridge, with
Former Toll-house
SP 5105 NW 12/598 12.1.54.
Rebuilt in 1826; on the North West corner is a contemporary l-storeyed stuccoed
toll house. An iron girder bridge was made over the South stream in 1888.
A very early river crossing, used by the Saxons and bridged by the Normans
in the late C11. The Saxon causeway has been discovered (1971) under St
Aldate's Street. The present bridge has a main span with 3 arches, and a
single subsidiary span to the South. Rusticated stone. The medieval bridge
was also known as "Friar Bacon's Bridge".

Listing NGR: SP5143805559

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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