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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 HousesBureau d'Octroi - Nevers, France

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[EN] The toll house is built at the exit of the Pont de Loire in 1885. [FR] Le pavillon d'octroi est construit à la sortie du Pont de Loire en 1885.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, France

date approved: 8/5/2019

last visited: 7/4/2019

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Bygone Toll HousesBureau d'Octroi de la Porte Saint-Jean- Châlons-en-Champagne, France

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[EN] The last Grant of Saint John, once administrative place where was perceived one of the most important resources of the city. [FR] Le dernier Octroi de Saint-Jean, autrefois lieu administratif ou était perçue l'une des plus importantes ressources de la ville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 7/28/2019

last visited: 6/6/2019

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Bygone Toll HousesBlowinghouse Toll, Redruth Cornwall UK

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Blowing House Toll House, re-built (1843-1864) in its present position when the valley was filled and an embankment was built. The road at the that time went down into the valley and continued up along a similar route as of today.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MoreOutdoor

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/10/2019

last visited: 5/9/2019

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Bygone Toll HousesAlter Stadtwächter - Potsdam, Germany

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A former toll house, now serving as a restaurant

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bernd das Brot Team

location: Brandenburg, Germany

date approved: 3/3/2019

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesZollhaus von 1910 - Bamberg, Bayern, Deutschland

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Ehemaliges Zollhaus im Bamberger Stadtgenoet. Historic-protected and mentioned former toll house in Bamberg, Bavaria, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member *Team Krombaer*

location: Bayern, Germany

date approved: 12/16/2018

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesZollturm - Lahnstein, RP, Germany

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Historischer Zollturm in Niederlahnstein.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 11/24/2018

last visited: 6/11/2019

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Bygone Toll HousesZollwachturm Mäuseturm - Bingen, RP, Germany

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Zollwachturm Mäuseturm im Rhein bei Bingen.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 10/31/2018

last visited: 10/31/2018

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Bygone Toll HousesToll House Stadtburg Andernach, RP, Germany

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Former toll house and defensive tower (with bastion) at the northeast corner of the town fortification as part of the town castle in Andernach.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kaschper69

location: Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany

date approved: 9/9/2018

last visited: 9/11/2018

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Bygone Toll HousesLa Maison du passeur - Montrichard - France

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Ancienne maison du passeur adossé au pont et transformé en pub. Old smuggler's house leaning against the bridge and turned into a pub.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 7/20/2018

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesZnaimertor / Znojmo gate - Retz, Austria

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Bis 1870 wurde hier die Stadtmaut erhoben / Until 1870 the city toll was charged here

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member PISA-caching

location: Niederösterreich, Austria

date approved: 3/13/2018

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesBarrière d'Enfer - Paris, France

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[FR] Les deux bâtiments sont les pavillons de l'ancienne barrière d'Enfer, dus à l'architecte Claude-Nicolas Ledoux. [EN] These two buildings are the pavilions of the old Barrière d'Enfer, where taxes were collected on goods entering Paris.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 12/15/2017

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesOctroi de la Forteresse (Chinon, Centre, France)

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[FR] Maison de l'octroi située à Chinon. [EN] Toll house located in Chinon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member LeBourguignon

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 12/15/2017

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesTorre de Ucanha - Portugal

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In the Middle Ages this tower on the bridge collected tolls from anyone that crossed the bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tofixe

location: Viseu, Portugal

date approved: 12/15/2017

last visited: never

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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 Housesehemalige Holsteinische Zollstation - Hamburg, Deutschland

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Standort der ehemaligen Holsteinischen Zollstation in Hamburg-Bergedorf

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 10/8/2017

last visited: 3/29/2018

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Bygone Toll HousesThe Ohio River Bridge Toll House - Cairo, IL

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Was abandoned upon my visit, am told it is now a Welcome Center

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Illinois

date approved: 9/21/2017

last visited: 10/14/2019

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Bygone Toll HousesOctroi - Saint-Pierre-des-Corps, Centre France

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[FR] l'ancien péage à l'entrée de Tours sur la rive gauche de la Loire. [EN] the old toll at the entrance to Tours on the left bank of the Loire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Tromel

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 8/30/2017

last visited: 9/10/2017

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Bygone Toll HousesOld Toll House - Llandudno, Conwy, Wales.

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Old Toll House - Marine Drive toll house. The Great Orme is circled by Marine Drive. The drive and the toll house were built in 1878. Located in The Seaside resort of Llandudno, Conwy, North Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: North Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/7/2017

last visited: 8/7/2017

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Bygone Toll HousesAkzisehaus - Osnabrück, Lower Saxony, Germany

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The Akzisehaus is a building close to Heger-Tor and the museum complex of Felix-Nussbaum-Haus and cultural history museum.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bush-Rescue

location: Niedersachsen, Germany

date approved: 7/7/2017

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesToll House - The Street, Charmouth, Dorset, UK

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On the eastern edge of the main village the Toll House still stands, distinctly declaring its presence.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/22/2017

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesWeighlock Building - Syracuse, NY

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This building was used to weigh the canal boats to determine their toll.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ripraff

location: New York

date approved: 6/5/2017

last visited: 6/11/2019

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Bygone Toll HousesWaag - Amsterdam, Netherlands

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The Waag, known as the Weigh House in English, was where taxes on goods transported through or sold within the city were collected.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Metro2

location: Noord-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 6/5/2017

last visited: 7/14/2019

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Bygone Toll HousesToll Bar Cottage, Mt Victoria,NSW, Australia

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This is a well preserved Toll Keepers Cottage for the Toll Bar at Broughton's Waterhole east (SE) of Mount Victoria that functioned from 1849-1876.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie

location: New South Wales, Australia

date approved: 4/5/2017

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesGibson Mill Toll house - Hardcastle Crags, UK

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This toll house stands next to a stone arch bridge that crosses Hebden Beck near to Gibson Mill, a National Trust Property near Hebden Bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/5/2017

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesWeigh House - Sowerby Bridge, UK

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This toll house is situated at the entrance to a canal wharf and charged tolls based on the weight of gods as weighed outside the building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/28/2016

last visited: never

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