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HER Number:MDV12752
Name:Turnpike Cottage at Windy Corner, Galmpton


Former 19th century toll house with an angled-front. The original doorway is now blocked.


Grid Reference:SX 888 570
Map Sheet:SX85NE
Admin AreaTorbay
Civil ParishTorbay
Ecclesiastical ParishCHURSTON FERRERS
Ecclesiastical ParishTORBAY

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85NE/24
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 383547
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX85NE12
  • Torbay HER: MTO12752

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOLL HOUSE (Built, XIX - 1801 AD (Between) to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX85NE12 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV317136.

Ordnance Survey, 1809, Ordnance Survey First Edition Map of Galmpton (Cartographic). SDV362072.

The turnpike is shown on the 1809 1 inch map.

Ordnance Survey, 1880-1899, First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map (Cartographic). SDV336179.

Building shown but not named.

Pike, J. R., 1973, Brixham, Torbay: A Bibliographical Guide, 11-12 (Monograph). SDV362271.

A brief history of the turnpike is given

Department of Environment, 1975, Brixham, 8 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV317138.

Turnpike Cottage, Windy Corner. Early C19, 2 storeys, stucco faced toll house with canted south end, slate roof hipped over. Lower casement windows. Plain door

Kanefsky, J., 1976, Devon Tollhouses, 22 (Monograph). SDV7980.

An angle-fronted tollhouse of the Torquay Trust stands at Galmpton Warborough. It has been modernised, and the original door has been blocked up.

Ordnance Survey, 2024, Mastermap 2024 (Cartographic). SDV365834.

Turnpike Cottage at the junction of Brixham Road and Dartmouth Road, its angled front causes the road to narrow slightly here.

Historic England, 2024, National Heritage List for England, 1195172 (National Heritage List for England). SDV365835.

Turnpike Cottage at Windy Corner. Formerly known as: Former Toll House at Windy Corner, Brixham Road. Toll house, now private dwelling. Probably about 1838 with minor additions.
Solid rendered walls. Slated roof, hipped front and back. Two rendered chimneys on left side wall. Small rectangular building; the corners broadly splayed at the Brixham Road end.
Two storeys. 1 window in each storey of the splays to Brixham Road; none at the front. Windows have plain late C20 wood frames. Late C20 window in lean-to porch against right side wall; 1 narrow upper-storey window to right of it. 1 upper-storey window in left side wall. (Pike JR: Brixham, Torbay: a bibliographical guide: Torbay: 1974-: 11-12).
Date first listed: 10th January 1975

Sources / Further Reading

SDV317136Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX85NE12. OSAD Card. Card Index.
SDV317138List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1975. Brixham. Historic Houses Register. 8.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV362072Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1809. Ordnance Survey First Edition Map of Galmpton. Ordnance Survey 1 inch map. Unknown.
SDV362271Monograph: Pike, J. R.. 1973. Brixham, Torbay: A Bibliographical Guide. Brixham, Torbay: A Bibliographical Guide. Paperback Volume. 11-12.
SDV365834Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2024. Mastermap 2024. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital.
SDV365835National Heritage List for England: Historic England. 2024. National Heritage List for England. Website. 1195172.
SDV7980Monograph: Kanefsky, J.. 1976. Devon Tollhouses. Devon Tollhouses. A5 Paperback. 22.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Apr 10 2024 4:16PM