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HER Number:MDV832
Name:Tollgate Cottage, Goodleigh Road, Barnstaple


Tollhouse erected in 1843 by the Barnstaple Turnpike Trust. Now in residential use.


Grid Reference:SS 574 333
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/77

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOLL HOUSE (XIX - 1843 AD to 1843 AD (Between))

Full description

Devon County Council, 1838-1848, Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848 (Cartographic). SDV349431.

Not shown.

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

Tollhouse at Crookmans Corner, erected in 1843 by Barnstaple Turnpike Trust and disposed of in 1879 when the trust closed down.

Bone, M., 1973, Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology, 29 (Monograph). SDV78228.

Minchinton, W. E., 1973, Industrial Archaeology in Devon, 4 (Monograph). SDV7016.

Kanefsky, J., 1984, Devon Toll Houses, 22 (Pamphlet). SDV349663.

On the Barnstaple to Goodleigh road, one mile east of Barnstaple, on the north side of the road. Built in 1843 at a cost of £105, it is similar to the Chapelton and Abbot's Marsh tollhouses described above.

Pugh, G., 2011, Goodleigh Road, Barnstaple, Devon, 12, 14 (Report - Assessment). SDV351296.

Google, 2013, Google Streetview (Website). SDV350787.

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

"Tollgate Cottage" marked.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Tollgate Cottage including short boundary wall to left.
Toll house, now an ordinary dwelling. Probably 1841. Solid roughcast walls. Hipped slated roof; centre projection with a flat felted roof. 2 rendered chimneys, symmetrically placed at each end of ridge. One storey. Front consists of a centre projection with doorway flanked by a window in each of its canted sides; this in turn flanked by a window at either side. Half-glazed door; probably C20. Windows have pointed arches and contain barred sashes: 12 panes below, interlacing bars forming Gothic arches above.
Interior not inspected.
Subsidiary Features: short stretch of roughcast boundary wall to left, rising just short of eaves level; has a small pitched slate roof and is probably made of cob. At its right-hand end is a plank door.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, Unknown, SX53SE61 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV77548.

Tollhouse. Goodleigh Road, Barnstaple. (it is not marked on Ordnance Survey 1 inch 1809, which shows other tollgates around Barnstaple.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV13579Article in Serial: Rogers, W. H. H.. 1942. Barnstaple Turnpike Trust. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 74. A5 Hardback. 157.
SDV349431Cartographic: Devon County Council. 1838-1848. Tithe Mosaic, approximately 1838-1848. Digitised Tithe Map. Digital.
SDV349663Pamphlet: Kanefsky, J.. 1984. Devon Toll Houses. Exeter Industrial Archaeology Group. A5 Paperback. 22.
SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #108361 ]
SDV350787Website: Google. 2013. Google Streetview. http://maps.google.co.uk. Website.
SDV351296Report - Assessment: Pugh, G.. 2011. Goodleigh Road, Barnstaple, Devon. CgMs Consulting Report. GP/13482. Digital. 12, 14.
SDV7016Monograph: Minchinton, W. E.. 1973. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Paperback Volume. 4.
SDV77548Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. Unknown. SX53SE61. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV78228Monograph: Bone, M.. 1973. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. Barnstaple's Industrial Archaeology. A5 Paperback. 29.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Mar 17 2015 10:58AM