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HER Number:MDV11757
Name:Former Toll House, Old Barnstaple Road, Bideford


Site of 19th century toll house belonging to Barnstaple Turnpike Trust, which operated from 1835 - 1879


Grid Reference:SS 459 266
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NE/46

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOLL HOUSE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SS42NE35, 35 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV13577.

'Old Turnpike Toll House' marked on Ordnance Survey 25 inch 1889.

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, Towns 1855-95 1:500 (Cartographic). SDV348147.

'Old Turnpike Toll House' marked.

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

Site of 'Old Turnpike Toll House' shown on OS 25" (1880s) map as two adjoining buildings in the northeast corner of a rectangular enclosure on the south side of the road. A small square building is shown in the southeast corner of the enclosure.

Rogers, W. H. H., 1942, Barnstaple Turnpike Trust, 157 (Article in Serial). SDV13579.

Possibly the site of one of the Bideford tollhouses disposed of in 1879 when the Barnstaple Turnpike Trust was closed down. The house was then taken down, and the site sold.

Wessex Archaeology, 2005, Residential Development at Salterns, Bideford: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment, 8,13,Fig 1 (Report - Assessment). SDV323482.

The Old Barnsatple Road was maintained as a toll road by the Barnstaple Turnpike Trust which was founded in 1835 and closed in 1879.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV13577Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SS42NE35. SS42NE. 35.
SDV13579Article in Serial: Rogers, W. H. H.. 1942. Barnstaple Turnpike Trust. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 74. A5 Hardback. 157.
SDV323482Report - Assessment: Wessex Archaeology. 2005. Residential Development at Salterns, Bideford: Archaeological Desk-Based Assessment. Wessex Archaeology Report. 60590.01. A4 Stapled + Digital. 8,13,Fig 1.
SDV348147Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Digital. [Mapped feature: #76876 ]
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV2823 - Residential development at Salterns, Bideford: archaeological desk-based assessment

Date Last Edited:Jul 23 2012 10:52AM