Painting of the second Hampton Court Bridge in 1864
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Places in History is an ongoing project. It uses placemarks in Google Maps to identify the exact position of a building, street or other feature, with a satellite view of the location. The maps link to pages in HistoryWorld for historical details, images and timelines.


Places in History

Hampton Court Bridge

1753 - The first, highly decorative, Hampton Court Bridge with seven steep sided arches opens and replaces the ferry and the ford used in the drier season

1778 - The second wooden Hampton Court Bridge, of sturdier construction than the first bridge, opens and is 350 feet long, 18 feet wide, and has ten arches raised on piles

1865 - The third Hampton Court Bridge is built, replacing one on the same line that was pulled down in 1864, made of wrought-iron lattice girders in five spans on cast-iron columns

1930-33 - Starting in 1930, the fourth Hampton Court Bridge is constucted, slightly downstream from the previous bridge, of ferro-concrete faced with red brick and portland stone in the Wren style

1933 - The fourth Hampton Court Bridge, designed by Edwin Lutyens, is opened by the Prince of Wales, on 3 July 1933, who also opens Chiswick Bridge and Twickenham Bridge on the same day


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Hampton and Teddington timeline

Sources for this page   Sheaf Howe, 37

Contributors to this page JS (BOTLHS)

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