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Yealm Bridge Toll House

A Grade II Listed Building in Yealmpton, Devon

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Latitude: 50.3506 / 50°21'2"N

Longitude: -3.9822 / 3°58'56"W

OS Eastings: 259072

OS Northings: 51956

OS Grid: SX590519

Mapcode National: GBR Q4.GGWG

Mapcode Global: FRA 28K3.LDH

Entry Name: Yealm Bridge Toll House

Listing Date: 16 January 1981

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1108562

English Heritage Legacy ID: 100516

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

16/1/81 Yealm Bridge Toll House


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

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