Tadpole Bridge

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Tadpole Bridge
Oxfordshire, Berkshire
Tadpole Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 911211.jpg
Carrying: minor road
Crossing: River Thames
Location: 51°42’8"N, 1°30’60"W
Design: arch
Material: stone
Built late 18th century

Tadpole Bridge is a road bridge across the River Thames, carrying a road between Bampton in Oxfordshire to the north and Buckland in Berkshire to the south. It crosses the Thames on the reach above Shifford Lock.

The bridge dates from the late 18th century, the earliest reference to it being in 1784. It is built of stone, and consists of one large arch.[1]

There is a public house near Tadpole Bridge called The Trout. Thacker noted that at one time the legend over the door read "The Trout, kept by A. Herring".[1] The Trout is now a hotel and gastropub.[2]

The Thames Path crosses Tadpole Bridge.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Thacker, Fred. S. (1968) [1920]. The Thames Highway: Volume II Locks and Weirs. Newton Abbot: David and Charles. p. not cited. 
  2. The Trout at Tadpole Bridge

Bridges and crossings on the River Thames
Radcot Bridge Old Man's Bridge Rushey Lock Tadpole Bridge Tenfoot Bridge Duxford / Shifford footbridge Newbridge