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Group Description

This group is for pictures of buildings that have been used as tollhouses in England, Wales and Scotland. Many tollhouses were built by Turnpike Trusts to accomodate the people who collect tolls from road users. Although turnpikes trusts had been wound up in England and Wales by the 1880s many of the tollhouses were sold and have survived as private dwellings or roadside premises. The tollhouses reflected the vernacular architectural style of the area and were often similar in design to the lodges of the large mansions. Comparison of surviving examples gives an insight into local diversity and shares an understanding of what gives tollhouses their unique character. There are some tollhouses still in operation, mainly on bridges but also on new toll roads.
This group is not for tollhouses that are beside canals, on piers or ferries;
for notes on tollhouses see turnpikes.org.uk.

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  • This group will count toward the photo's limit (60 for Pro members, 30 for free members)
  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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