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Cookham Bridge

Cookham Bridge

Photographer: Sedgfield, William Russell

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1867

Shelfmark: 10358.d.2

Item number: 14

Length: 10.8

Width: 9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

"At Cookham is one of the prettiest of the few pretty wooden bridges on the Thames. Before Maidenhead Bridge was built, the great main road, now passing through Maidenhead, went by way of Burnham, crossing the river at Cookham, by Babham Ferry. Twenty-five years ago, Cookham Bridge was constructed to serve in place of the ferry, yet, although of so recent erection, it is soon to give place, in its turn, to an iron bridge, 100 yards long, by 20 feet wide, to be constructed by Messrs. Pease, of Darlington...for the small sum of £2,650...

The old square tower of Cookham Church, thickly mantled with ivy, is an agreeably conspicuous object from the river, which in its winding course is here so shut in by the neighbouring wood-crowned hills, that it has the appearance of a sylvan lake."

Descriptive letterpress from the book 'The Thames Illustrated by Photographs'

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