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Former Fair Toll Booth, About 140 Metres South West of Fairhouse Farmhouse, Churchstanton

Description: Former Fair Toll Booth, About 140 Metres South West of Fairhouse Farmhouse

Grade: II
Date Listed: 18 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 271189

OS Grid Reference: ST2191712300
OS Grid Coordinates: 321917, 112300
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9049, -3.1118

Location: 8 Moor Lane, Churchstanton, Somerset TA3 7RE

Locality: Churchstanton
Local Authority: Taunton Deane Borough Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA3 7RE

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Listing Text


8/21 Former fair toll booth, about 140
m southwest of Fairhouse Farmhouse


Former market tollhouse, now derelict. Mid-late Cl9. Random rubble local chert stone, dressed voussoirs to openings,
polygonal slate roof partly renewed with corrugated iron, brick stack on right return (south-west). Hexagonal in plan,
single cell, canted north-west facade with rectangular openings on returns, plank door on north-east facade, boarded up
window opening south-east. Blank sandstone panel centre of canted front, presumably date stone, now eroded. Interior
not seen, said to contain a small fireplace. It is believed that this was a toll house for cattle purchased at the
bi-annual Churchinford fair that was held on this site until the 1930s. The fair was held in February, hence the need
for the fireplace, but precise documentation is lacking. Listed primarily for historic interest as a rare example of a
fair tollbooth or tollhouse.

Listing NGR: ST2191712300

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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