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HER Number:MDV13980
Name:Former Toll House, Forches


Possible location of a toll house or toll gate at Forches, now Forches Cross.


Grid Reference:SS 831 008
Map Sheet:SS80SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishCrediton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCREDITON

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS80SW/44
  • Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division: SS80SW26

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOLL HOUSE (XVIII - 1701 AD to 1800 AD (Between))

Full description

Sheldon, L., 1933, Devon Toll-Houses., 303 (Article in Serial). SDV341560.

The former existence of a turn-pike gate, named Forches, where the roads fork at the west end of Crediton (possibly SS826004) is revealed by a ticket issued by Exeter Turnpike Trust in October 1871.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SS80SW26 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV350768.

Forches, now Forches Cross at SS83180086 is marked on the Ordnance Survey 1 inch map of 1809. A building is shown in the north angle of the road junction but it is not marked as a turn-pike gate.

Lowe, M. C., 1992, Toll houses of the Exeter Turnpike Trust, 91 (Article in Serial). SDV40109.

There was a toll house at Crediton Forches by April 1764, when the treasurer of the Crediton division of the Exeter Turnpike Trust was ordered to pay the rent for it. By September 1769 it was being removed to just south of the junctio between the roads to Chulmleigh and South Molton.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV341560Article in Serial: Sheldon, L.. 1933. Devon Toll-Houses.. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 65. A5 Hardback. 303.
SDV350768Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SS80SW26. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV40109Article in Serial: Lowe, M. C.. 1992. Toll houses of the Exeter Turnpike Trust. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 124. 91.

Associated Monuments

MDV13978Related to: Former Toll House, Frogmire (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Dec 17 2012 11:36AM