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Old Toll House (Dixton Gate Turnpike), Monmouth

Description: Old Toll House (Dixton Gate Turnpike)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 July 1973
Cadw Building ID: 2315

OS Grid Coordinates: 351151, 213003
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8131, -2.7087

Location: Monmouth, Monmouthshire, United Kingdom NP25 3DP

Locality: Monmouth
County: Monmouthshire
Country: Wales
Postcode: NP25 3DP

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Listing Text

Location
On the historic north and east entry to the town, but now a cul-de-sac.

History
Early C19 toll house, which has been little altered externally. It must have been replaced by the one in Dixton Road (qv) after the new road was laid out in 1837.

Interior
Interior not seen at resurvey.

Exterior
Roughcast render and painted, probably over brick, with a Welsh slate roof. Half octagonal centre range with small flanking wings. Two storeys, three bay projecting entrance front. Pediment shaped hood over central doorway with plain replacement door. Window in each face, 6 over 6 pane sash below and 3 over 6 above. Single storey wing to either side, each with one ground floor window, blind recesses above and on the outside. Roof hipped to front of centre, hidden behind parapets to left and right, tall stack in angle between projecting front and left wing. Rear elevation not seen.

Reason for Listing
Included for its special interest as an early C19 turnpike toll-house which has retained its character.

References
John Newman, The Buildings of Wales, Gwent/Monmouthshire, Penguin, 2000, p 408.
Keith Kissack, Monmouth and its Buildings, Logaston Press, 2003, p 43.

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.

Notes:
On the historic north and east entry to the town, but now a cul-de-sac.

Source: Cadw

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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