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Toll House

A Grade II Listed Building in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8536 / 51°51'12"N

Longitude: -4.3256 / 4°19'32"W

OS Eastings: 239925

OS Northings: 219777

OS Grid: SN399197

Mapcode National: GBR DF.THNY

Mapcode Global: VH3LG.ZN2X

Entry Name: Toll House

Listing Date: 10 July 1974

Last Amended: 28 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9577

Building Class: Transport

Location: Situated directly on W side of junction with Monument Hill and Job's Well Road.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Carmarthen

Locality: Johnstown

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Earlier C19 former Johnstown toll-gate house, altered in C20.
A mid C20 sketch by E.M. Lodwick shows the chimney as now, not octagonal as on 1981 list, plain windows, the ground floor one shuttered and a ledged door with coverstrips (removed before 1980). It also shows a small square window on ground floor E, now windowless.

Exterior

Two-storey former toll-house on an elongated octagonal plan. Plain render with octagonal hipped slate roof, formerly (1981 list) with octagonal rendered ridge stack, altered to plain rendered squared stack. Stucco ground floor with raised stone plinth and door to S front, raised band between storeys, and roughcast upper floor. C20 door. Late C20 casements to front 3 narrower faces, both storeys, longer to ground floor, 3-light over door and 2-light to each canted side. Small panes and Tudor heads to lights, and slate sills. Windowless E side wall to Jobs Well Road and narrow single light each floor in canted NE angle. Small timber brackets at angles under overhanging eaves.
Single storey range to NE, projected forward to street. Painted rubble with slate gabled roof. Boarded timber door to left with stone step. To right is 3-light casement window with stone sill and matching glazing.
Windowless W side wall with attached single storey short rendered range with C20 2-light window to extreme right, with stone sill. Left end wall with yellow brick small stack and small lean-to (possibly bread oven) in angle to adjoining building.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a rare surviving toll-house, prominently located.

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