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HER Number:MDV13249
Name:Tollgate Cottage, Swannaton Road, Dartmouth


19th century tollhouse of the Kingsbridge and Dartmouth Turnpike Trust at Swannaton road junction


Grid Reference:SX 869 500
Map Sheet:SX85SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDartmouth
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSTOKE FLEMING

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX85SE/42
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SX85SE18

Monument Type(s) and Dates

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

Full description

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

'Swannaton Gate' shown on 19th century map as a small rectangular building with a small triangular enclosure to the north in the middle of the road junction.

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Kanefsky, J., 1976, Devon Tollhouses, 27 (Monograph). SDV7980.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1979, SX85SE18 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV341449.

Swannaton Gate tollhouse.

Kanefsky, J., 1984, Devon Toll Houses, 27 (Pamphlet). SDV349663.

On the Torcross road, one mile south of Dartmouth, this rectangular building guarded the two routes into the town. It has since been extended on the south and east sides.

Rosevear, A., 2008, Devon Tollhouses (Report - non-specific). SDV341447.

Former Road Toll House at Swannaton Gate, now Tollgate Cottage in Swannaton Road in Dartmouth. The principal structure is thought to have been built for the Kingsbridge and Dartmouth Turnpike Trust in the 19th century in the form of a house with prominent porch. Currently domestic property with some additions or alteration to the original tollhouse structure on the A379, Dartmouth to Torcross road. External features; two-storeys on rectangular, prominent porch, floor plan, having a hipped roof, with walls mainly of render, roofed in slate, square headed windows with modern glazing, an enclosed porch with a square headed doorway; in junction of roads; two large rendered chimney stacks. The modern extensions obscure much of the original function; unable to judge where the porch was. Other details: Tollhouse National ID: DV.DAR02.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV341447Report - non-specific: Rosevear, A.. 2008. Devon Tollhouses. A4 Stapled.
SDV341449Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1979. SX85SE18. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV349663Pamphlet: Kanefsky, J.. 1984. Devon Toll Houses. Exeter Industrial Archaeology Group. A5 Paperback. 27.
SDV7980Monograph: Kanefsky, J.. 1976. Devon Tollhouses. Devon Tollhouses. A5 Paperback. 27.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 10 2015 4:38PM