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HER Number:MDV16473
Name:Torrington Lane Toll House


Tollhouse on Torrington Lane, shown on mid 19th century plan of Bideford. Sold off in 1879 when the Barnstaple Turnpike Trust closed down.


Grid Reference:SS 457 262
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NE/67

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOLL HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1701 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Wood, J., 1842, Plan of the Town of Bideford (Cartographic). SDV342513.

'Torrington Lane Gate' marked across the old road to Torrington, adjacent to square building with porch. Map object based on this source.

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, First Edition 1:500 Town Map (Cartographic). SDV338879.

Map object based on this source.

Rogers, W. H. H., 1942, Barnstaple Turnpike Trust, 157-8 (Article in Serial). SDV13579.

Tollhouse on Torrington Lane, Bideford, sold off in 1879 when the Barnstaple Turnpike Trust closed down. Porch later removed. One of the tollhouses on the turnpike running from Bideford to Great Torrington.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV13579Article in Serial: Rogers, W. H. H.. 1942. Barnstaple Turnpike Trust. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 74. A5 Hardback. 157-8.
SDV338879Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. First Edition 1:500 Town Map. Map (Digital).
SDV342513Cartographic: Wood, J.. 1842. Plan of the Town of Bideford. Photocopy + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV16474Related to: Turnpike Road, Bideford to Gammaton Moor Cross (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 24 2012 3:48PM