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In The Thames circa 1893 map the figures along the river denote the distance in miles from London Bridge. In the marginal notes are given the distances in miles and furlongs from London Bridge, and from the Folly Bridge, Oxford. List of Tolls for pleasure boats and steam launches on the Thames and Severn Canal.
Examples of written information:
The City of Oxford, renowned for it's University, is a place of great antiquity. As a seat of learning it dates from the 9th century. The University consists of 21 colleges and 4 halls. The extensive and beautiful grounds of Christ College extend to the river. In front of them, from Folly Bridge to Cherwell, are moored the College barges and numerous gaily painted boat-houses. Hotels: Randolf, Clarendon, Roebuck, Mitre, Golden Cross, George etc. Inns: The Plough etcIffley Lock, 110 m. 4 ft Falls 2 ft 6 inches.
Windsor Bridge, 43 m, 1 ft (68 m, 7 ft) Hotels: White Hart, Castle, Christopher, Bridge House, New Inn Boatyards: H.Parkyns Electric charging station above the bridge (Berks side) Old Windsor Lock, 39m 6ft. (72m, 2 f.) Falls 4 ft. Magna Charta Island has the reputation of being of the spot where King John, at the demand of the barons assembled on Runney Mead, signed the great charter of English liberty.
Dimensions: 5 inches by 68 inches.