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Description: Yealm Bridge Toll Hut
Date Listed: 19 July 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 100517
OS Grid Reference: SX5931852013
OS Grid Coordinates: 259318, 52013
Latitude/Longitude: 50.3512, -3.9788
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SX 55 SE YEALMPTON YEALM BRIDGE
Yealm Bridge Toll-Hut
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
Devon Toll-houses pages 29 and 34, Exeter Industrial Archaeology Group, Department of
Economic History, Exeter University.
Listing NGR: SX5931852013
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