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Bridge and Retaining Walls to Middle Moat at Beckley Park

A Grade II* Listed Building in Beckley and Stowood, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8034 / 51°48'12"N

Longitude: -1.1644 / 1°9'51"W

OS Eastings: 457711

OS Northings: 211969

OS Grid: SP577119

Mapcode National: GBR 8YH.SJ4

Mapcode Global: VHCXH.RXSW

Plus Code: 9C3WRR3P+96

Entry Name: Bridge and Retaining Walls to Middle Moat at Beckley Park

Listing Date: 18 July 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1047643

English Heritage Legacy ID: 246533

ID on this website: 101047643

Location: South Oxfordshire, OX3

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Beckley and Stowood

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Beckley

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

Tagged with: Footbridge

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2/13 Bridge and retaining walls to
18/07/63 middle moat at Beckley Park


Bridge and retaining walls. C16 bridge; walls possibly earlier. Limestone rubble
and brickwork. Stone bridge has 2 plain semi-circular arches, masonry parapets
and a pitched stone pavement. Rubble wall extends around the inner side of the
moat from the line of the left gable wall of Beckley Park (q.v.), to the
southern corner of the moat where it returns north-eastwards for a few metres.
Right of the bridge are 5 raking buttresses, and the section immediately in
front of the house is raised with old brickwork. The house was built, probably
by Lord Williams of Thame, in c.1540 on the triple-moated site of an early C13
lodge built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall. Square gazebo at the angle of the moat
is C20.
(C. Hussey, Country Life: Vol.LXV, p.406).

Listing NGR: SP5771111969

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