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HER Number:MDV436
Name:Rothern Bridge Tollhouse, Frithelstock


Tollhouse of probable 19th century date.


Grid Reference:SS 476 196
Map Sheet:SS41NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishFrithelstock
Ecclesiastical ParishFRITHELSTOCK

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS41NE/10

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOLL HOUSE (XVIII to XXI - 1751 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

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

'Turnpike Cottage' marked.

Sheldon, L., 1933, Devon Toll-Houses., 306 (Article in Serial). SDV341560.

Toll house near Torrington Station. On Exeter to Torrington road. Porch Other details: Plate 19, Fig 6.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1978, SS41NE22 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV18408.

A probably 19th century tollhouse at road junction. NGR given as SS80192.

Kanefsky, J., 1984, Devon Toll Houses, 26 (Pamphlet). SDV349663.

In the fork of the Frithelstock and Bideford roads one mile west of Great Torrington. A good example with the porch intact and projecting side windows.

Horner, W., 1995, Untitled Source (Personal Comment). SDV18409.

Visited 29/9/1995. Viewed from Furzebeam Hill there is a toll house standing at the road junction. This would appear to be the site referred to by Sheldon and the Ordnance Survey.

Exeter Archaeology, 1999, Archaeological Assessment of SWW Rothernbridge to Brynsworthy Water Main: Stage 1 (Rothernbridge to Gammaton Moor), 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV449.

Two storey building with porch and projecting side windows typical of a toll house located in the fork of the Bideford and Frithelstock roads.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV18408Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1978. SS41NE22.
SDV18409Personal Comment: Horner, W.. 1995. Not Applicable.
SDV336179Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880-1899. First Edition Ordnance 25 inch map. First Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV341560Article in Serial: Sheldon, L.. 1933. Devon Toll-Houses.. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 65. A5 Hardback. 306.
SDV349663Pamphlet: Kanefsky, J.. 1984. Devon Toll Houses. Exeter Industrial Archaeology Group. A5 Paperback. 26.
SDV449Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 1999. Archaeological Assessment of SWW Rothernbridge to Brynsworthy Water Main: Stage 1 (Rothernbridge to Gammaton Moor). Exeter Archaeology Report. 99.90. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events

  • EDV3566 - SS41NE22
  • EDV3567 - Unnamed Event
  • EDV3568 - Archaeological Assessment of SWW Rothernbridge to Brynsworthy Water Main: Stage 1 (Rothernbridge to Gammaton Moor

Date Last Edited:Mar 17 2015 10:06AM