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Description: New Bridge and Flanking Walls (That Part in Kingston Bagpuize Civil Parish)
Date Listed: 9 February 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 249621
OS Grid Reference: SP4036501409
OS Grid Coordinates: 440365, 201409
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7100, -1.4172
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KINGSTON BAGPUIZE WITH SOUTHMOOR WITNEY ROAD
SP40SW (West side)
2/123 New Bridge and flanking walls
09/02/66 (that part in Kingston
(Formerly listed as New Bridge
(that part in Abingdon Rd.))
Bridge. C14 with later repairs. Coursed and dressed limestone. 6 pointed arches
to entries are divided by prominent cutwaters which provide refuges for
travellers above. Groins of 2 central arches have lateral ribs surviving. New
Bridge is the most complete medieval bridge in Oxfordshire, and was the scene of
skirmishes in the Civil War when Parliamentary forces under Waller attempted to
cross the bridge in order to surround Oxford and capture the King. Scheduled as
an Ancient Monument.
(M.R, Toynbee, "Radcot Bridge and Newbridge", Oxonensia Vol.14 (1949), pp.46-53;
Medieval Bridges in Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire Museums Information Sheet No. 17;
Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.161).
Listing NGR: SP4036501409
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