No 210. H’apenny Bridge

View from the downstream bank.

This bridge was built in 1792 to replace the old river crossing at Tidford.   It was originally a toll bridge (charge a halfpenny, hence the name) and the toll house can still be seen on the eastern part of the bridge.   A little further up-stream is the Round House which marks the limit of the navigable Thames, this was built to provide accommodation for lock-keepers.   It also marks the point where the Thames & Severn canal once joined the river.



BACK