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Yealm Bridge Toll Hut

A Grade II Listed Building in Yealmpton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3512 / 50°21'4"N

Longitude: -3.9788 / 3°58'43"W

OS Eastings: 259318

OS Northings: 52013

OS Grid: SX593520

Mapcode National: GBR Q4.G9RZ

Mapcode Global: FRA 28K3.MR6

Entry Name: Yealm Bridge Toll Hut

Listing Date: 19 July 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1306551

English Heritage Legacy ID: 100517

Location: Yealmpton, South Hams, Devon, PL8

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Yealmpton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Listing Text

SX 55 SE YEALMPTON YEALM BRIDGE
4/255
Yealm Bridge Toll-Hut

II


Toll-keeper's shelter. Circa later C18 or early C19. Small stone rubble hut, square
on plan with very steeply pitched stone corbelled roof with gable to front. Arched
entrance at front. Small square look-out opening on west side. Circular interior
with small square niche (or blocked opening) on east side. Completely overgrown with
ivy at time of survey 1983/4. Note: This toll-hut is on the Plympton to Modbury
section of the Modbury Trust turnpike (Turnpike Act of 1759). It may have been built
then or soon after 1759 and therefore the original toll-house before the Yealm Bridge
Toll-house qv was built in the early C19 to combat the evasion of tolls.
References: The Turnpike Road System in England 1663-1840 by William Albert, page
209.
Devon Toll-houses pages 29 and 34, Exeter Industrial Archaeology Group, Department of
Economic History, Exeter University.


Listing NGR: SX5931852013

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