ST8558 : Grade II listed The Old Toll House, Trowbridge

near to Trowbridge, Wiltshire, Great Britain

Grade II listed The Old Toll House, Trowbridge
Grade II listed The Old Toll House, Trowbridge
The mushroom-shaped building at 41 Islington is the last thatched building remaining in Trowbridge.
It is opposite the Grade II listed Palmers Almshouses. LinkExternal link

It was built as a turnpike cottage. The British Listed Buildings website states "early 19th century". Another source makes a case for "probably 1768", the year in which the Trowbridge Turnpike Act of 1751-2 was renewed and the road from Trowbridge to Hilperton Marsh was turnpiked. This meant that wheeled vehicles and people with animals were charged for using the road, and houses needed to be built to collecting the turnpike tolls.
The building has been a private residence since the closure of the turnpike in 1870. It was Grade II listed in December 1950.
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Monday, 5 December, 2011   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 11 January, 2012
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Housing, Dwellings 
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Toll House 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 858 587 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:19.6331N 2:12.3110W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 858 586
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