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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 HousesToll House - North Street, Wareham, Dorset, UK

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This castellated toll house is located on the Wareham side of North Bridge over the River Piddle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/18/2010

last visited: never

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WW55.5 km

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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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NWNW98.8 km

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Bygone Toll HousesThe Toll House, Clevedon Pier, Clevedon, Somerset.

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A Toll House, built for the Clevedon Piermaster in Scottish baronial style.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member greysman

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/4/2012

last visited: 10/8/2020

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WW99.9 km

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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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NWNW120.4 km

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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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NENE155.6 km

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Bygone Toll HousesTollgate Cottage - Souldern, Oxfordshire, UK

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An old Toll House in Souldern village.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/31/2008

last visited: never

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NN157.6 km

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Bygone Toll HousesPershore Toll House

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Pershore Toll House 1743-1847

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Deadjesters

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/7/2010

last visited: 8/9/2015

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