Wallingford east end of bridge

Has been described as a Possible Siege Work

There are no visible remains

NameWallingford east end of bridge
Alternative Names
Historic CountryOxfordshire
Modern AuthorityOxfordshire
1974 AuthorityOxfordshire
Civil ParishCrowmarsh

site to the south of the bridge's eastern terminus recognised through geophysical survey and sampled through trial excavation. Medieval chroniclers' descriptions of a temporary work erected on and adjacent to the bridge by King Stephen in 1152 allow use to pinpoint its location; the complex geophysical anomalies can perhaps be recognised as a motte and bailey squeezed into the space between the bridgehead burh to the west and the Portway to the east – utilising the defensive qualities of the former and overlooking the latter. (Christie et al 2013)

Gatehouse Comments

See Wallingford siege castles for full bibliography.

- Philip Davis

Not scheduled

Not Listed

County Historic Environment Record
OS Map Grid ReferenceSU611893
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  • < >Michael Fradley, Duncan Wright and Oliver Creighton, 2016, 'Corfe, 'Crowmarsh Recreation Ground, South Oxfordshire' in Duncan Wright and Oliver Creighton (eds), Castles, Siegeworks and Settlements Surveying the Archaeology of the Twelfth Century (Oxford: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd) p. 49-56 < >
  • Christie, Neil, Creighton, Oliver et al, 2013, Transforming Townscapes From burh to borough: the archaeology of Wallingford AD 800-1400 (London: Society for Medieval Archaeology Monograph 35) p. 6, 16, 32, 146, 202-7, 223, 233-6, 397, 398


  • Creighton, Oliver, 2014, 'Castle, Burh and Borough: Unravelling an Urban Landscape of Power at Wallingford, Oxfordshire' Château Gaillard Vol. 26 p. 113-124
  • Speight, Sarah, 2000, 'Castle Warfare in the Gesta Stehani' _Château Gaillard_ l. 19 p. 269-274