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HER Number:MDV50518
Name:TOLL HOUSE in the Parish of Bow


A toll house was sited within Bow in the 18C before being moved to the eastern edge of the town


Grid Reference:SS 722 017
Map Sheet:SS70SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBow
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBOW

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS70SW/157

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOLL HOUSE (XVIII to XXI - 1701 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Lowe, M. C., 1992, Toll houses of the Exeter Turnpike Trust, 89-90 (Article in Serial). SDV40109.

A toll house was once sited within Bow. In 1763 the Exeter Turnpike trustees ordered that "the turnpike gates at Bow be removed from thence to the easternmost house in Bow town" (see PRN 50519). In 1769 "the late turnpike house at Bow" was sold.

Carbonell, B. M. H. + Wauton, M., 2002, Untitled Source, 20 (Pamphlet). SDV321149.

The Turnpike Act was in operation on roads in the vicinity of Bow in 1753. In 1780 a 'fast coach' from London to Plymouth passed through Bow on four days a week. Other details: Illustration.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321149Pamphlet: Carbonell, B. M. H. + Wauton, M.. 2002. Thirteen Centuries in Bow alias Nymet Tracey with Broadnymet. Leaflet. 20.
SDV40109Article in Serial: Lowe, M. C.. 1992. Toll houses of the Exeter Turnpike Trust. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 124. 89-90.

Associated Monuments

MDV50519Related to: TOLL HOUSE in the Parish of Bow (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM