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Culham Old Bridge, Culham

Description: Culham Old Bridge

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 248820

OS Grid Reference: SU5009495758
OS Grid Coordinates: 450094, 195758
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6584, -1.2772

Location: The Burycroft, Culham, Oxfordshire OX14 4LX

Locality: Culham
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX14 4LX

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There is also a scheduled monument, Culham Bridge, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

SU5095 (West side)
10/35 Culham Old Bridge

_ II*

Bridge. c.1416, built by the Abingdon Guild of the Holy Cross, widened and north
side rebuilt C18. Parapet restored mid C20. Squared uncoursed stone. Five
4-centred arches of varying heights. Plain parapet. North side has 5 round
arches. History: during the Civil War, in May 1644 the parliamentarians seized
the bridge and attacked royalist convoys to Oxford. This led to an unsuccessful
royalist attempt to recapture and demolish the bridge (the Battle of Culham
Bridge, January l645). Scheduled Ancient Monument.
(V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.7, 1962, p.27 and p.31).

Listing NGR: SU5009495758

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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