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Halfpenny Bridge
 
 
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Lechlade Town Bridge
A Grade II listed structure. It was built in 1792 as part of a turnpike road from Burford to Swindon, which has now become part of the A361. It was a toll bridge until 1839, pedestrians paying one halfpenny, so it earned he nickname of 'The Ha'penny Bridge'. The structure at the left hand end would have been the tollhouse, at the top, and probably the lower part would have found use as a jail. At least the prisoners would have had a pleasant view through the small barred window!
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Halfpenny Bridge carrying the A361 across the Thames at Lechlade
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Halfpenny Bridge carrying the A361 across the Thames at Lechlade
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Looking across Halfpenny Bridge carrying the A361 across the Thames at Lechlade

 

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