Kingston Old Bridge, by Thomas Rowlandson (detail)
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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 - Kingston Bridge

1193 - A documentary reference to Kingston Bridge is first recorded in 1193; it has stone revetments but a flimsy wooden structure in constant need of repair

1825-28 - An act of 1825 authorises the building of a new Kingston Bridge, fifty yards upstream, which is designed by Edward Lapidge 1828 - The new Kingston Bridge is opened by the Duchess of Clarence on 17 July 1828 and the new approach road is named Clarence Street in her honour

1906 - A new tram service is launched by London United Tramways on 1 Mar 1906 that crosses Kingston Bridge   (Local Knowledge)

1912-14 - Kingston Bridge is widened and the carriageway increased from 25 to 55 feet with a new facade of Portland Stone to replicate features of the original

1999 - Kingston Bridge is again widened to include two bicycle lanes, a bus lane and wider pavements


List of places

Hampton and Teddington timeline

> Sources for this page   Sampson, 18 (1193, 1825-28, 1828):   Wikipedia (1912-14, 2000)

Contributors to this page JS (BOTLHS)

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External links
    Kingston Bridge Twickenham Museum