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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 HousesSt Stephens Toll House, Launceston, Cornwall, UK

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A toll house in East Cornwall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/29/2010

last visited: 3/29/2010

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Bygone Toll HousesOld Toll House in Westgate Street, Launceston, Cornwall

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This old Toll House is sited at the junction of Westgate Street and A388 in Launceston in Cornwall

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sir Lose-a-lot

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 5/1/2008

last visited: 5/1/2008

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Bygone Toll HousesDutson Tollhouse, near Launceston in Cornwall.

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A well maintained tollhouse at Homeleigh which is about 1.5 miles north of Launceston in Cornwall.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sir Lose-a-lot

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 5/8/2008

last visited: 5/8/2008

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Bygone Toll HousesFormer Toll House at Greystone Bridge,Devon

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Former Toll house on B3362 from Tavistock to Launceston at Greystone Bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sir Lose-a-lot

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 5/22/2008

last visited: 9/10/2009

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Bygone Toll HousesWooda Bridge Toll-house.

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A derelict toll-house on A388 at Wooda bridge in Cornwall

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sir Lose-a-lot

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 5/10/2008

last visited: 5/10/2008

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Bygone Toll HousesToll House, Chillaton, West Devon.

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A toll house in West Devon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 6/11/2008

last visited: 7/25/2008

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Bygone Toll HousesTailor's Shop Toll-house near Kelly Bray, Cornwall.

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A toll-house on A388 about two miles north of Callington on the road to Launceston.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sir Lose-a-lot

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 5/10/2008

last visited: 7/25/2008

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Bygone Toll HousesFormer Toll House at Gunnislake New Bridge,Devon

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Former Toll house on the Devon side of Gunnislake New Bridge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sir Lose-a-lot

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 4/12/2008

last visited: 1/3/2011

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Bygone Toll HousesNewbridge Toll-house, near Callington, Cornwall

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A toll-house at Newbridge on the A390 between Callington and St Ive.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sir Lose-a-lot

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 5/10/2008

last visited: 5/10/2008

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Bygone Toll HousesTavistock - Launceston Road

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An old toll house on the outskirts of Tavistock, Devon

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lord Darcy

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 4/9/2008

last visited: 4/25/2008

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Bygone Toll HousesToll-House on B3257 at Rock Crossroads near Gulworthy, Devon

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A toll-house between Gulworthy and Bere Alston on the B3257.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sir Lose-a-lot

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 5/29/2008

last visited: 10/2/2008

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Bygone Toll HousesOld Toll House, Plymouth Road, Tavistock UK

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An old toll house on the outskirts of Tavistock Devon UK

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 5/25/2008

last visited: 5/31/2008

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Bygone Toll HousesOld Toll House Okehampton Road, Tavistock UK

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A old toll house on the outskirts of Tavistock Devon UK

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 5/25/2008

last visited: 5/31/2008

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Bygone Toll HousesOld Lodge, Tavistock Devon

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A former toll house in Tavistock.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 4/25/2008

last visited: 5/31/2008

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Bygone Toll HousesToll Booth on A386 at Horrabridge, Devon

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A small Toll-Booth on the main road between Tavistock and Plymouth.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sir Lose-a-lot

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 5/26/2008

last visited: 5/26/2008

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Bygone Toll HousesHorrabridge Toll House Devon

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A toll house on the road between Horrabridge and Yelverton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 4/9/2008

last visited: 5/19/2016

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Bygone Toll HousesThe Bus House, Okehampton

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A toll house in the town of Okehampton Devon, UK

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 4/19/2008

last visited: 3/21/2017

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Bygone Toll HousesToll House, Oaklands Road Okehampton, Devon UK

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An Old Toll House in Okehampton, Devon UK

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 4/19/2008

last visited: 3/21/2017

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Bygone Toll HousesTOLL HOUSE, YEALM BRIDGE

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An old toll house in the South Hams.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member plymplodder

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 4/9/2008

last visited: 4/4/2008

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Bygone Toll HousesMarket Toll House, South Brent, Devon

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An old market toll house in the centre of South Brent, Devon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sir Lose-a-lot

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 4/9/2008

last visited: 4/9/2008

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Bygone Toll HousesNew Cross Toll House, Kingsteignton, Devon, England

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This toll house is at the New Cross roundabout, where the outskirts of the village give way to the clay pits of the Bovey basin, and is on the line of a roman road.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mumbo jumbo

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/19/2009

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesShaldon Bridge Toll House

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Toll House on Shaldon Bridge, Devon, England

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mumbo jumbo

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/19/2009

last visited: never

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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 HousesPenparcau Tollhouse - National History Museum of Wales.

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Penparcau Tollhouse, Aberystwyth, built in 1771 and used for collecting tolls until 1889, it was then used as a dwelling for the next 70 years, The Tollhouse was relocated in 1968 to St Fagans, National History Museum of Wales.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member veritas vita

location: South Wales, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/1/2012

last visited: 8/8/2016

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