Kennington Gate, South Lambeth, Greater London

Kennington Gate, South Lambeth, Greater London
Photograph taken 1853 © Historic England Archive ref: BB79/08403

A toll gate stood at the intersection of Kennington Park and Camberwell New Road. The toll was abolished on 18th November 1865. Tolls were originally collected by the Turnpike Trusts set up in the 18th century to improve roads. Toll houses like this were built on the edges of towns and many still stand today.

Location

Greater London Lambeth

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

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road transport toll gate people horse coach