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Skeldergate Bridge Toll House – York, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 57.268 W 001° 04.849
30U E 625931 N 5980160
Quick Description: A toll booth with delusions of grandeur.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/28/2011 11:59:22 AM
Waymark Code: WMB2X1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
Views: 9

Long Description:
This toll house was built to collect tolls on the Skeldergate Bridge in York in 1883 to replace a busy ferry crossing.

The building is a typical castellated Victorian structure. The ornate structure seems way over the top, but the tolls were very unpopular, so perhaps the defences with arrow slots were necessary.

The tolls were abandoned in 1914 and the building is now a cafe. The cafe is next to a riverside path, and provides a convenient place to have a rest before continuing with the walk.

The you are here map visible in the picture was erected in 2000 for the millennium when a series of plaques, benches and signposts were installed along the river walk.
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