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Henley Bridge, Henley-on-Thames

Description: Henley Bridge

Grade: I
Date Listed: 25 January 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 246180

OS Grid Reference: SU7634282644
OS Grid Coordinates: 476342, 182644
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5375, -0.9007

Locality: Henley-on-Thames
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: RG9 2AR

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Listing Text


Henley Bridge

The following should be added to the description:

The S. retaining wall of the E. abutment is built in part on the intact easternmost
span of the original C12 bridge. This has a segmental vault of shuttered flint
rubble masonry with Barnack stone dressings. The arch on the S. is of two square
orders; that on the North is probably similar but is partially obscured by a C18
blocking wall. This bridge was probably built by Henry II in the 1170s; in 1179 it
was recorded that he 'had bought land in Henley for making buildings' (K A Rodwell
(ed), Historic Towns in Oxfordshire (1974), 125). Also included in the statutory
list for the Parish of Remenham in the Wokingham District Council SU 78 SE 1/6.


Henley Bridge
SU 7582 1/32


1786. Designed by William Hayward who died in 1782, before work started.
Keystones of Thamesis and Isis carved by sculptress Mrs Damer, daughter
of General Conway of Park Place and cousin of Horace Walpole. Stone,
5 arches with rusticated treatment to base of interval piers. Dentil
cornice below balustrade which bears metal lamposts. Fluted plinths with
4 cherubs heads. 4 sided lamps. Metal plaque at each end of bridge instructing
drivers of "engines".

No 52 and the Angel Hotel form a group with St Marys Church, The Red Lion
Hotel and Stables and No 18 Thameside with Henley Bridge at this entrance
into the town.

Listing NGR: SU7634282644

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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