No 181. Cliftonhampton Bridge

This red brick bridge was built in 1857 to a seven arch design by Sir George Gilbert Scott, famous for many brick buildings, the bricks being made locally. Close to one end of the bridge is the Barley Mow, a pub which dates from 1350 although there is now very little original construction remaining. The local church of St. Michael and All Angles was restored by Scott and in the churchyard can be seen the grave of William Dykes the man who fired the first shot at the battle of Waterloo! The village is also the setting for a well known incident in ‘Three Men in a Boat’ by Jerome K Jerome. He is buried a few miles from here in Ewelme.

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