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Folly Bridge with Former Toll House

A Grade II Listed Building in Oxford, Oxfordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7464 / 51°44'46"N

Longitude: -1.2563 / 1°15'22"W

OS Eastings: 451438

OS Northings: 205559

OS Grid: SP514055

Mapcode National: GBR 8Z4.F5X

Mapcode Global: VHCXV.5CPK

Entry Name: Folly Bridge with Former Toll House

Listing Date: 12 January 1954

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1319913

English Heritage Legacy ID: 245442

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire, OX1

County: Oxfordshire

District: Oxford

Town: Oxford

Electoral Ward/Division: Hinksey Park

Built-Up Area: Oxford

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Oxford St Aldate

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

FOLLY BRIDGE
1.
1485
Folly Bridge, with
Former Toll-house
SP 5105 NW 12/598 12.1.54.
II
2.
Rebuilt in 1826; on the North West corner is a contemporary l-storeyed stuccoed
toll house. An iron girder bridge was made over the South stream in 1888.
A very early river crossing, used by the Saxons and bridged by the Normans
in the late C11. The Saxon causeway has been discovered (1971) under St
Aldate's Street. The present bridge has a main span with 3 arches, and a
single subsidiary span to the South. Rusticated stone. The medieval bridge
was also known as "Friar Bacon's Bridge".


Listing NGR: SP5143805559

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