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 etc
Iffley 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
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.
Battersea Bridge, 5m (107m) Diff. 30 m. Flows 4h. 15m.
The time of high water and the length of flood are given approximately, both being affected by the strength and direction of the wind, and the amount of land water in the river. To find when it will be high water at any place, add the difference to the time of h.w at London Bridge. Deducting the length of flood from high water so found, will give the time the tide begins to flow at the place.
Charging stations for Electric Launches have been established at the following places: -
London Bridge 112 miles from Oxford
The Oarsman's & Angler's Map of the River Thames
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