Folly Bridge and Grandpont guided walk

Submitted by Liz Woolley on September 6, 2019 - 17:32

Venue, Timing and Cost

Folly Bridge and Grandpont, south Oxford
Sunday, 29 September 2019
£5 per person
Caudwell's Castle, Folly Bridge

Come and discover more about this fascinating but often overlooked area of Oxford with local historian Liz Woolley. Its history goes back to Saxon times, when south of what is now Folly Bridge was open marshy meadowland, bisected by a huge causeway or grand pont of forty arches, the probable site of the original oxen ford which gave the city its name. Later the area was home to Oxford’s first waterworks, railway station and football ground, and was a hive of industrial and commercial activity.

Places limited, so please book by contacting, 01865 242760.

Further Information

Contact Details: 

Liz Woolley,, 01865 242760.

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