ST5660 : Toll Road posts

taken 3 years ago, near to Chew Stoke, Bath And North East Somerset, Great Britain

Toll Road posts
Toll Road posts
These two hexagonal posts were formerly part of the old toll gate at Stanton Drew, but are now here at the Bristol Waterworks Woodford Lodge on Chew Valley Lake. The toll roads were an important but fairly unpopular part of our transport history, leading to better roads and better ways of avoiding the taxes. However, the railways sounded the end of the tolls and these posts were taken to Whitehall Farm, where they were presumably put to other uses by the farmer. Whitehall Farm itself was just down the end of this road, but in the 1950s the area of the Chew Valley (including the farm) were sacrificed for the construction of a large reservoir.

See ST5660 : Toll post cap for a look at the cap.
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Date Taken
Friday, 4 March, 2016   (more nearby)
Saturday, 5 March, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Public buildings and spaces  Water resources 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5612 6071 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:20.6262N 2:37.8828W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 5613 6071
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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Former Toll Gate  Reservoir  Site of Former Farm 

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