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Folly Bridge, Oxford

Folly Bridge, Oxford

Photographer: Sedgfield, William Russell

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1868

Shelfmark: 10358.d.2

Item number: 43

Length: 10.8

Width: 9

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Folly Bridge, originally built in timber, was replaced by a stone structure in 1085. The present bridge was built in 1827 and designed by Ebenezar Parry.

"Iffley is the usual starting point for the Oxford boat races, and Folly Bridge their terminus...Above Folly Bridge the river becomes so shallow as to be frequently impassable for small boats."

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

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