Yealm Bridge Toll House
- 14 Aug 2002
- Yealm Bridge Toll House, Yealmpton, South Hams, Devon, PL8 2EQ
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SX 55 SE YEALMPTON YEALM BRIDGE 4/241 16/1/81 Yealm Bridge Toll House
Toll house. Circa early C19. Stone rubble. Slate hipped roof. Rectangular on plan with polygonal end to road. Two storeys. Three windows to road. Gothick two-centred arch windows with casements. First floor right and left blind. Central pointed arch doorway with plank double doors. Similar doorway on west side with pointed arch window above. Rendered chimney stack on east side.
This toll house is on the Plympton to Modbury section of the Modbury Trust turnpike (Turnpike Act of 1759). The Yealm Bridge Toll-hut q.v. may be the original and this toll-house an early C19 replacement, or the toll-hut may have been built after this toll-house to combat the evasion of tolls.
References: William Albert, the Turnpike Road System in England 1663-1840, page 209. Exeter Industrial Archaeology Group, Department of Economic History, Exeter University, Devon Toll-Houses, pages 29 and 34.
Listing NGR: SX5907251956
Copyright IoE Mr Mel Ellis. Source Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Ellis, Mel
Rights Holder: Ellis, Mel
Rubble, Slate, Stone, Georgian Toll House, Victorian Transport, Road Transport Site, Domestic, Transport Workers House, House, Dwelling