The Historic Bridges of Buckinghamshire [Hardback]

Marshall G. Hall(Author)

ISBN: 9781911188926 | Published by: Windgather Press | Year of Publication: 2021 | 168p, H8.5 x W11, color
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The Historic Bridges of Buckinghamshire


Bridges have always played an important role on the social and economic history of human development, and Buckinghamshire has a great wealth of them. Trade systems and road networks must solve the challenges of geography’s waterways, and bridges, causeways, fords, and flood systems were necessarily a key aspect of the experience of historical travel. Bridges and river crossings anchored the Buckinghamshire road network in the landscape, and once established it proved remarkably durable.

Settlements, villages, and eventually cities have traditionally sprung up at bridgeheads or where a river could be crossed at any time of the year. Some examples in Buckinghamshire are Newport Pagnell, Buckingham, and Cookham. The most ancient, vital, and interesting architectural structures linked to use of these crossings are bridges, and people hold a deep fascination for them. There are literally thousands of bridges in Buckinghamshire, varying vastly in size, style, and materials. Many are stone, a few are wooden, and there
are numerous brick and more modern steel and concrete constructions.

Bridges in this book are more than 100 years old, mostly lie on public roads or rights-of way, are publicly accessible, and have a significant proportion of the original bridge intact. Through photographs, stories, and historical facts, this book looks at the wonderful historic bridges that make up the chronology of Buckinghamshire.

Table of Contents

Criteria for Inclusion
About the County of Buckinghamshire
Bridge Locations in Buckinghamshire
Basic Components of a Bridge
Rivers in Buckinghamshire
Bridge Types Based on Superstructure Construction
Bridge Types Based on Span
Listed Bridges and Structures
Scheduled Monuments
National Grid Reference Numbers
Alphabetical Bridge Listing

River Tove
Castlethorpe Station Road Bridge
River Great Ouse
Turvey Bridge – FEATURE BRIDGE
Olney Bridge
Goosey Bridge
Tyringham Bridge – FEATURE BRIDGE
Little Linford Lane Bridge
Sherington Road Bridge
North Bridge – Newport Pagnell
Leckhampstead Bridge
Water Stratford Road Bridge
Radclive-cum-Chackmore Bridge
Old Stratford Bridge – FEATURE BRIDGE
London Road Bridge – Buckingham
Old Farm Bridge
Lord’s Bridge
Cosgrove Iron Trunk Aqueduct
River Ouzel
Tickford Iron Bridge – FEATURE BRIDGE
Stowe Landscape Gardens
Palladian Bridge
Oxford Bridge
Shell Bridge
River Thame
Holman’s Bridge
Eythrope Park Bridge
Wotton Underwood Bridge
Bridgeway Bridge – Cuddington
Hartwell House Bridge
Thame Bridge
Ickford Bridge / Whirlpool Arch Bridge
Padbury Brook
Thornborough Bridge – FEATURE BRIDGE
Oxlane Bridge
Claydon House Bridge
Three Bridges Mill
Shipton Brook Bridge

River Chess
Chesham Town Bridge
Bois Moor Road Bridge
Stoney Lane Bridge
Chenies Hill Bridge
Chenies Place Woodside
River Misbourne
Missenden Abbey Bridges
Highmore Cottages Bridge
Mill Lane Bridge
Priory Bridge
Village Road Bridge
Old Bridge at Denham Place
Old Mill Road Bridge

River Wye
West Wycombe Park Bridges
Pepperpots Bridge
Queen Victoria Bridge
Pann Mill Bridge
Windsor Hill Bridge
Hughenden Stream
Hughenden Manor Bridge
Colne Brook
Iver Bridge
River Colne
Iver Lane Bridge
Thorney Mill Road Bridge
Frays River
Rockingham Road Bridge
Stoke Park
Repton Bridge – FEATURE BRIDGE
River Thames
Cookham Bridge – FEATURE BRIDGE
Maidenhead Bridge – FEATURE BRIDGE
Marlow Bridge – FEATURE BRIDGE

Bridge Glossary

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