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Description: New Bridge and Flanking Walls (That Part in Northmoor Civil Parish)
Date Listed: 12 September 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 252310
OS Grid Reference: SP4036501404
OS Grid Coordinates: 440365, 201404
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7099, -1.4172
There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, New Bridge, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.
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NORTHMOOR ABINGDON ROAD
SP40SW (West side)
11/226 New bridge and flanking walls
12/09/55 (that part in Northmoor C.P.)
(Formerly listed as New
Bridge (that part in Witney
Bridge. C14. Coursed and dressed limestone with later repairs. 6 painted arches
to entries are divided by prominent cutwaters which provide refuges for
travellers above. Groins of central arches have lateral ribs surviving. New
Bridge is the most complete medieval bridge in 0xfordshire, and was the scene of
skirmishes in the Civil War when Parliamentary Forces under Maller attempted to
cross the bridge in order to surround Oxford and capture the king.
(M.R. Toynbee, "Radcot Bridge and New Bridge", Oxonensia Vol.14, (1949),
pp.46-53; "Medieval Bridges in Oxfordshire", Oxfordshire Museums Information
Sheet No.17; Buildings of England: Berkshire, p.161.
Listing NGR: SP4036501404
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Source: English Heritage
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