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Description: Wallingford Bridge
Date Listed: 9 December 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 249243
OS Grid Reference: SU6100389468
OS Grid Coordinates: 461003, 189468
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6008, -1.1206
This building is also a scheduled monument.
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WALLINGFORD HIGH STREET
SU6189, SU6089SE Wallingford
8/74, 11/74 Wallingford Bridge
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
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Source: English Heritage
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