Tollgate House, Brixham, Torbay

Tollgate House, Brixham, Torbay
Photograph taken 24 June 2001 © Mr Dennis Coote CPAGB APAGB. Source English Herita ref: 383689

This former toll house was probably built in c1838. The Turnpike Act of 1663 meant a toll/fee had to be paid to travel on certain roads to pay for their upkeep. This lead to the creation in 1706 of Turnpike Trusts - private companies set up to collect the tolls and maintain the roads.

Location

Torbay Brixham

Period

Victorian (1837 - 1901)

Tags

toll house road transport Victorian (1837 - 1901)