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HER Number:MDV8490
Name:The 'Round House', or Toll House, Cheriton Bishop


Toll house - cheriton cross. Exeter and okehampton road. Two storeyed toll house which retains its original front door and porch and two side windows (os citing minchinton).


Grid Reference:SX 773 929
Map Sheet:SX79SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishCheriton Bishop
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishCHERITON BISHOP

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • National Monuments Record: SX79SE6
  • National Record of the Historic Environment: 445754
  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX79SE/14
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 95142

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOLL HOUSE (XVIII to XIX - 1751 AD to 1880 AD (Between))

Full description

OS CITING MINCHINTON, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38367.

Toll house - cheriton cross. Exeter and okehampton road. Two storeyed toll house which retains its original front door and porch and two side windows (os citing minchinton).

DOE 1980, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38369.

Slate roof with lead ridges and central stack (doe 1980).

DOE 1985, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38370.

The round house. Toll house, now house. Probably early c19, converted and extended c 1980. Rubble walls with brick dressings, central brick stack, slate roof with lead ridges.2 storeys, facing north. Semi-octagonal front with front door in rebuilt stone-walled and slated hip-roofed porch. Narrow casements with glazing bars in the angles flanking front in segmental brick arch-openings the first floor windows only half as high as ground floor windows. Rear extension of c 1980 rendered with asbestos slate-hung first floor (doe 1985).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38375.

Doe/hhr:crediton rd/addition(30/7/1980).

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38376.

Doe/hhr:cheriton bishop/(20/5/1985)24.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV38377.

Lowe, m. C. /tda/124(1992)90/toll houses of the exeter turnpike trust.

Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV148.

Probably early xix. Semi octagonal front with casements in angles flanking the front which has a gabled porch.

LOWE, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV25132.

On the old a30 route through cheriton cross next to the methodist chapel. Dressed sandstone. Land purchased in 1839 and toll house built 1839-40. Sold in 1884, without its porch, though a new one was added later. Freestanding privy nearby, of same materials but now has corrugated iron roof (lowe).

Sheldon, L., 1936, Devon Toll-Houses., 305 (Article in Serial). SDV111286.

(SX 774929) There is a toll-house at Cheriton Cross on the Exeter to Okehampton road.

Minchinton, W. E., 1976, Industrial Archaeology in Devon, 4 (Monograph). SDV7016.

Cheriton Cross Tollhouse is"a good example of a two storeyed tollhouse which retains its original front door and porch and two side windows".

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1982, SX79SE6 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV38374.

(05/04/1982) SX 77369298. The "Old Toll House" otherwise known as "The Round House" (notice attached to door of building) is a two storey angle fronted building of dressed rubble repointed in cement. It has brick quoins, porch, windows and chimney with the latter surmounting a slate roof.

Kanefsky, J., 1984, Devon Toll Houses, 21 (Pamphlet). SDV349663.

On the south side of the A30 Exeter to Okehampton road in Cheriton Cross village. A fine sandstone example of a two-storey tollhouse of the standard type, it is now set back from the road. Built 1838/9, it is very similar to Venn Bridge which is of the same date and was probably built by the same person although they belonged to different trusts.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV111286Article in Serial: Sheldon, L.. 1936. Devon Toll-Houses.. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 68. A5 Hardback. 305.
SDV148Migrated Record:
SDV25132Migrated Record: LOWE.
SDV349663Pamphlet: Kanefsky, J.. 1984. Devon Toll Houses. Exeter Industrial Archaeology Group. A5 Paperback. 21.
SDV38367Migrated Record: OS CITING MINCHINTON.
SDV38369Migrated Record: DOE 1980.
SDV38370Migrated Record: DOE 1985.
SDV38374Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1982. SX79SE6. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Unknown.
SDV38375Migrated Record:
SDV38376Migrated Record:
SDV38377Migrated Record:
SDV7016Monograph: Minchinton, W. E.. 1976. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Industrial Archaeology in Devon. Paperback Volume. 4.

Associated Monuments

MDV36976Related to: Methodist Chapel, Cheriton Bishop (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 11 2021 1:53PM