Toll House and Weighbridge - High Street, Trumpington, Cambridgeshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree
N 52° 10.318 E 000° 06.768
31U E 302573 N 5784095
Quick Description: This 19th century toll house is a Grade II Listed building and it is located in Trumpington.
Location: Eastern England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 3/6/2011 11:36:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMAX3W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Brentorboxer
Views: 3

Long Description:
The toll house lies at 62 High Street and is on the Royston to Cambridge road originally built (it is supposed) for the Royston to Wandesford Bridge (South District) Turnpike Trust. The identifying feature lies with the protruding front adjacent to the footpath today.

There are two storeys and the extension on the north side covers the old weighbridge which was also here. This had a mechanism to check the weight of wagons.

The road was a Toll Road from 1793 to 1872 and the tollgate keeper's house was built in 1811.

Further information can be read here: visit link


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