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Chapel Arches Bridge

This blue plaque was erected to commemorate the origin of civic life in Maidenhead. The Chapel was founded in 1269 and the earliest-known grant of 'pontage' for repairing Maydenhith (Maidenhead) Bridge was made in 1297. In 1451 a Guild was established in the Chapel to collect money and use it for the maintenance of "the bridge of Maydenhith over the Thames". This was thought to mark the establishment of civic life in the town.

The plaque was unveiled 30 July 1996

Chapel Arches
High Street

King Edward VII Gateway

King Edward V.I.I Gateway is commemorated as the walkway through to Alexandra Gardens, the land of which was donated by Sir Jesse Boot. A bust of The King was erected in 1921.

The plaque was unveiled 11 December 1997

Alexandra Gardens

Windsor Bridge

Located at The Old Toll House or Windsor Bridge this Blue Plaque commemorates Joseph Taylor who obtained for the removal of tolls at Windsor Bridge in December 1898 and also Charles Hollis, the architect of the cast iron Windsor Bridge, which opened in 1824, and The Church of St John.

The plaque was unveiled in January 2004

Windsor Bridge

York Road, Maidenhead United Football Club

Acknowleged by the FA and FIFA to be the oldest senior football ground in the world to be continuously used by the same club. Maidenhead FC played their first game on this ground on 16th February 1871, and have played there ever since. Maidenhead FC also hold the distinction of being one of the original 15 clubs to take part in the first ever FA Cup competition, the oldest football competition in the world.

The plaque was unveiled 13 October 2012

York Road

Local and family history : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

Local Studies Team – Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Maidenhead Library, St Ives Road,
Maidenhead SL6 1QU
Telephone: 01628 796969