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HER Number:MDV9889
Name:Gorway Cross Toll House


A fine angle-fronted toll house with recessed windows, dated between 1823 and 1826, about a mile from Teignmouth on the Dawlish Road.


Grid Reference:SX 947 742
Map Sheet:SX97SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishDawlish
Civil ParishTeignmouth
Ecclesiastical ParishDAWLISH
Ecclesiastical ParishTEIGNMOUTH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX97SW/40
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 461158

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOLL HOUSE (XIX to XX - 1801 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, SX97SW31 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV304398.

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

A small square building is shown in a triangular enclosure on the west side of the road junction to the east of 'Cross Park'. A well is marked to the south-west of the building.

Sheldon, L., 1933, Devon Toll-Houses., 301, 305; figure 10; plate 21 (Article in Serial). SDV341560.

At the toll house about a mile from Teignmouth on the Dawlish Road, a pleasing effect is obtained by the introduction of a sort of pilaster panelling.

Department of Environment, 1946, Teignmouth U D, 4 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV304394.

Gorway Cross Toll House, Oak Hill Cross Road. Circa 1823, painted stucco two storey L-shaped building with a slate hipped roof.

Kanefsky, J., 1976, Devon Tollhouses, 23 (Monograph). SDV7980.

Department of Environment, 1977, Teignmouth (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV304399.

Kanefsky, J., 1984, Devon Toll Houses, 23 (Pamphlet). SDV349663.

On the A379 Teignmouth-Dawlish road, north of Teignmouth on the west side of the road on the junction of the main road with the back road to B3192 Exeter Road. A fine angle-fronted toll house with recessed windows it can be dated between 1823 and 1826.

Exeter Archaeology, 2004, Archaeological assessment of proposed development site at New Road, Teignmouth, 3 (Report - Assessment). SDV280892.

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

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

Toll house. Circa 1823. Painted stucco, slate roof hipped over a canted bay to the front, rendered ridge stack to rear. L-plan including a 20th century rear left wing. Exterior: two storeys; one-window range. The canted front facing Dawlish Road has three full-height recessed segmental-arched panels articulated by four angled pilasters to the corners with impost bands to the arches. One 19th century two-light casement window to the centre of the first floor; three similar windows to the ground floor are set in semicircular recessed panels. Other windows and door are 20th century. Interior: not inspected. Twentieth century extension but otherwise an intact example.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV280892Report - Assessment: Exeter Archaeology. 2004. Archaeological assessment of proposed development site at New Road, Teignmouth. Exeter Archaeology Report. 04.. A4 Stapled + Digital. 3.
SDV304394List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1946. Teignmouth U D. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 4.
SDV304398Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. SX97SW31. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV304399List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1977. Teignmouth. Historic Houses Register.
SDV341560Article in Serial: Sheldon, L.. 1933. Devon Toll-Houses.. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 65. A5 Hardback. 301, 305; figure 10; plate 21.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #110296 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV349663Pamphlet: Kanefsky, J.. 1984. Devon Toll Houses. Exeter Industrial Archaeology Group. A5 Paperback. 23.
SDV7980Monograph: Kanefsky, J.. 1976. Devon Tollhouses. Devon Tollhouses. A5 Paperback. 23.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments

MDV9885Related to: Gorway Cross (Monument)
MDV52725Related to: Milestone 1 mile from Teignmouth (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Aug 20 2015 4:28PM