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Bygone Toll Houses
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This category is for the recording of old toll houses worldwide. Some are now homes, some are abandoned, some are in parks but they are still there.
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There are several types of toll houses to be found. The main category being those on roads which were used to collect charges from the road users to pay for the repair and improvement of the road or highway. Other toll houses were used to collect market tolls, tolls for crossing bridges and in some cases collecting fees for using canals. If you are lucky you may find a toll house which still displays a list of charges on the outside.

America has a rich history of toll or turnpike roads which opened up the country in the late 18th and the 19th century. Some old toll houses or booths have been rescued and moved into parks or museums. There are some interesting websites worth looking at : Stratford, Connecticut Obsolete toll booths Braddock Road (now Route 40) Henry Ford Museum

Many modern European roads were originally constructed as toll roads in order to recoup the costs of construction. In 14th century England, some of the most heavily used roads were repaired with money raised from tolls. Turnpike trusts were established in England beginning in 1706, and were ultimately responsible for the maintenance and improvement of most main roads in England and Wales, until they were gradually abolished from the 1870s. Most trusts improved existing roads, but some new ones, usually only short stretches of road, were also built. Thomas Telford's Holyhead road (now the A5 road) is exceptional as a particularly long new road, built in the early 19th century. There was a similar pattern of charging tolls in Europe and hopefully old toll houses still exist.

In Britain there is a wealth of toll houses still in existence around the country. Examples of which can be found on sites on the internet: The Woodsetton Toll House Darwin Country Turnpikes & Toll Houses

Instructions for Posting a Bygone Toll Houses Waymark:
Please supply: Accurate GPSr co-ordinates and at least two photographs. (One showing the toll house and surroundings, and one close up of the list of charges if it still exists.)
Please tell us what the toll house is used for today.
To add a toll house to this category it must no longer be used for collecting tolls. (No operational highway or motorway booths please!)
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Tell us about your visit. Please supply a couple of photographs. Do you know any historical information about this toll house.
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Bygone Toll HousesDum výbercího mýta a potravní dane - Vyšehrad, Praha, CZ

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Neoclassical house no. 12/7 was built by the city administration in 1841 for an office and apartment of toll and excise taxes collector.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 1/30/2015

last visited: 5/21/2019

Image for Bývalý akcíz / Former Toll House - Vyšehrad, Praha, CZview gallery

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Bygone Toll HousesBývalý akcíz / Former Toll House - Vyšehrad, Praha, CZ

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The house beneath Vyšehradská rocks served as a tax collector house since the tunnel was penetrated till 1942, when this tax was abolished.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 10/26/2017

last visited: 8/11/2019

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Bygone Toll HousesTwo Bygone Toll Houses - Prague, Czech Republic

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Two Bygone Toll Houses on The Legion Bridge (CZ: Most Legií).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 11/7/2013

last visited: 12/20/2018

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Bygone Toll Housesdomek výbercího mýta / toll collector house, Praha, Czech republic

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Half-timbered house of toll collector, the only remnant of a temporary iron bridge from 1869-1914 / Hrázdený dum výbercího mýta, pozustatek Rudolfovy lávky z let 1869-1914.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 1/3/2011

last visited: 6/30/2018

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