ST8673 : Turnpike Cottage, Church Road, Biddestone

taken 8 years ago, near to Biddestone, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Turnpike Cottage, Church Road, Biddestone
Turnpike Cottage, Church Road, Biddestone
Listed Grade II and erroneously described by English Heritage as being in Church Street, the building is described thus:

'Turnpike Cottage 20.12.60 GV II Pair of cottages, now one. Late C18 or early C19, rubble stone with stone tiled-roof and coped north end gable. North end wall stack and ridge stack on original party wall. 2 storey, one room plan to each cottage. Right side has door in flush stone surround with hood on brackets and damaged 2-light flush mullion window to right; jamb and mullion removed for c20 metal window. Left side has 3- light ground floor window, the end light with head and jamb in timber and 2-light first floor window. Blocked door and 2-light window above in south end wall. Prominent site at west end of The Green. Listed for group value.'

From a fellow contributor:

'On the Melksham to Corsham Road turnpiked between 1756-1799.

Hinge pins above door will have supported a board displaying tolls. It still has a money collecting recess in one front room.'
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Brian Robert Marshall and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
ST8673, 68 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 30 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 1 July, 2010
Cottage   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 8629 7355 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:27.6454N 2:11.9238W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 8630 7354
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 57 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register