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Rushey Weir Bampton Oxfordshire

Gill, Jonathan Rushey Weir Bampton Oxfordshire. [Client Report] (Unpublished)

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The system of locks and weirs which help make the River Thames navigable is of historic interest as well as functional importance. However, the functional nature of these structures, and the considerable forces to which they are subjected, means that they usually have a limited lifespan and they are periodically replaced, upgraded or significantly remodelled. The first formal system of locks for the Thames began to evolve in the 17th century and this was further developed, particularly in the later 18th century. Very little survives of the structures from this early network due to the various programmes of upgrading or repair but the system as a whole has a considerable heritage interest.
Rushey Weir near Bampton in Oxfordshire is a site of particular interest and in 2009 it was listed Grade II.

Item Type: Client Report
Subjects: Geographical Areas > English Counties > Oxfordshire
Period > UK Periods > Post Medieval 1540 - 1901 AD
Divisions: Oxford Archaeology South > Buildings
Depositing User: Scott
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2021 11:44
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2021 11:44
URI: http://eprints.oxfordarchaeology.com/id/eprint/5910

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