SP3295 : Old Toll House at Hartshill

taken 8 years ago, near to Hartshill, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Old Toll House at Hartshill
Old Toll House at Hartshill
An interesting building, allegedly built about 1790. At that time the currently bricked up arch below the house would have been open. The horses would bring their loads of stone, etc round the back of the building (it has a rounded corner to allow them to turn). The boats would be loaded then floated under the house where the tolls would be exacted. Once the dues were paid the boats would join the main Coventry Canal to continue the journey to their destination.
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Date Taken
Monday, 14 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 16 September, 2009
Category
Toll house   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 329 951 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:33.2085N 1:30.9719W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 328 952
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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