SP4225 : Westcott Barton: The Enstone Road Bridge

taken 10 years ago, near to Westcott Barton, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Westcott Barton: The Enstone Road Bridge
Westcott Barton: The Enstone Road Bridge
This bridge carries the B4030 road over the River Dorn. A plaque on the bridge reads:


"The first carriage bridge was built circa 1794, presumably by the turnpike trustees, when the turnpike road was built in that year. Before that the road to Gagingwell had been via the Sandford Road.

The bridge was repaired by the parish in 1830. It was rebuilt in 1868 at the expense of the county, the existing bridge being unsafe. The contractor was a builder, William Grimsley, and the cost was 95.

Steps at the side, which are still there, led to a "keaching" stone where people stood to raw their supplies of water from the River Dorn."

(I am not sure whether the word "raw" in that should read "draw", although it clearly reads raw and not draw!)
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Date Taken
Saturday, 10 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 11 March, 2007
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Bridge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 429 256 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:55.6362N 1:22.6518W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 429 256
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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