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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: HENLEY BRIDGE

List entry Number: 1369131

Location

HENLEY BRIDGE, HART STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
OxfordshireSouth OxfordshireDistrict AuthorityHenley-on-Thames

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 25-Jan-1951

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 246180

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

HART STREET

Henley Bridge

1/32 The following should be added to the description:

The S. retaining wall of the E. abutment is built in part on the intact easternmost span of the original C12 bridge. This has a segmental vault of shuttered flint rubble masonry with Barnack stone dressings. The arch on the S. is of two square orders; that on the North is probably similar but is partially obscured by a C18 blocking wall. This bridge was probably built by Henry II in the 1170s; in 1179 it was recorded that he 'had bought land in Henley for making buildings' (K A Rodwell (ed), Historic Towns in Oxfordshire (1974), 125). Also included in the statutory list for the Parish of Remenham in the Wokingham District Council SU 78 SE 1/6.

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1. HART STREET 5355 Henley Bridge SU 7582 1/32

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2. 1786. Designed by William Hayward who died in 1782, before work started. Keystones of Thamesis and Isis carved by sculptress Mrs Damer, daughter of General Conway of Park Place and cousin of Horace Walpole. Stone, 5 arches with rusticated treatment to base of interval piers. Dentil cornice below balustrade which bears metal lamposts. Fluted plinths with 4 cherubs heads. 4 sided lamps. Metal plaque at each end of bridge instructing drivers of "engines".

No 52 and the Angel Hotel form a group with St Marys Church, The Red Lion Hotel and Stables and No 18 Thameside with Henley Bridge at this entrance into the town.



Listing NGR: SU7634282644

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Rodwell, K A , Historic Towns in Oxfordshire, (1974), 125

National Grid Reference: SU 76342 82644

Map


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