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Yealm Bridge Toll House, Yealmpton

Description: Yealm Bridge Toll House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 January 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 100516

OS Grid Reference: SX5907251956
OS Grid Coordinates: 259072, 51956
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3506, -3.9822

Location: A379, Yealmpton, Devon PL8 2EQ

Locality: Yealmpton
Local Authority: South Hams District Council
County: Devon
Country: England
Postcode: PL8 2EQ

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Listing Text

SX 55 SE YEALMPTON YEALM BRIDGE
4/241
16/1/81 Yealm Bridge Toll House

II


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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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