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HER Number:MDV23051
Name:The Old Toll House, Rackenford Road, Tiverton


Two storey former toll house, built 1844, has gables with decorative barge boards similar to that of the other two tollhouses in Tiverton.


Grid Reference:SS 947 131
Map Sheet:SS91SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTiverton
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishTIVERTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS91SW/46
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 485340

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOLL HOUSE (XIX - 1844 AD to 1844 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, 1972, Tiverton, 54 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV52494.

North Devon Cottage, South Molton Road. Early 19th century. Probably former toll-house, two storey stucco with pierced waved barge-boards, hoodmoulds.

Devon County Council, 1975, Tiverton Town Trails, 66 (Article in Monograph). SDV352466.

Kanefsky, J., 1976, Devon Tollhouses, 27-28 (Monograph). SDV7980.

Edginton, C., 1976, Tiverton's Industrial Archaeology, 12 (Monograph). SDV46908.

Longdrag Tollhouse (North Devon Cottage), South Molton Road. This tollhouse was unusual in that it collected tolls from traffic travelling to and from Tiverton and South Molton via both Witheridge and Rackenford. It has ornamental facia woodwork similar to that of the other two tollhouses in Tiverton.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1976 - 1978, SS91SW2 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV349079.

Kanefsky, J., 1984, Devon Toll Houses, 27-28 (Pamphlet). SDV349663.

Half a mile north-west of Tiverton in the fork of the A373 and the B3221, an L-shaped two storey tollhouse built in 1844 and similar to the Bolham Road tollhouse.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Toll house, now house. 1844. Rendered over rubble with natural and artificial slate roof with decorative barge boards; rendered ridge and end stacks. L-plan.
Exterior: two storeys. Front has 20th century door in full-height porch with hipped roof and small 20th century windows. Refenestrated in mid/late 20th century, with a gabled half-dormer to bay on right of porch and projecting gable end to left; two-window range to Longdrag Hill with gable facing to left-hand side. Interior not inspected. An asymmetrical composition in the Picturesque tradition, grouping with the Roman Catholic Church, Longdrag Hill.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #83615 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV349079Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1976 - 1978. SS91SW2. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV349663Pamphlet: Kanefsky, J.. 1984. Devon Toll Houses. Exeter Industrial Archaeology Group. A5 Paperback. 27-28.
SDV352466Article in Monograph: Devon County Council. 1975. Tiverton Town Trails. Devon Town Trails: European Architectural Heritage Year. Paperback Volume. 66.
SDV46908Monograph: Edginton, C.. 1976. Tiverton's Industrial Archaeology. Tiverton's Industrial Archaeology. Unknown. 12.
SDV52494List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1972. Tiverton. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 54.
SDV7980Monograph: Kanefsky, J.. 1976. Devon Tollhouses. Devon Tollhouses. A5 Paperback. 27-28.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 15 2015 8:44AM