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HER Number:MDV9890
Name:The Old Toll House, Shaldon Bridge


A typical angle-fronted toll-house, now minus its porch, on the west side of the north end of Shaldon Bridge. Built about 1827, it continued to collect tolls until 1948. Listing includes wall to the south.


Grid Reference:SX 930 729
Map Sheet:SX97SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishTeignmouth
Ecclesiastical ParishWEST TEIGNMOUTH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SX97SW/41
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 461074

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • TOLL HOUSE (XIX - 1827 AD to 1827 AD (Throughout))

Full description

Sheldon, L., 1933, Devon Toll-Houses., 301, 305 (Article in Serial). SDV341560.

At the tollhouse at Shaldon Bridge, a pleasing effect is obtained by the introduction of a sort of pilaster panelling.

Department of Environment, 1946, Teignmouth U D, 3 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV304394.

Kanefsky, J., 1976, Devon Tollhouses, 26 (Monograph). SDV7980.

Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1980, SX97SW30 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV350551.

Department of Environment, 1983, Teignmouth, 3 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV338952.

The Old Toll House. Circa 1827. Two-storeyed cottage with splayed front and rusticated ground floor. Hipped slate roof. Sash windows. Incised lines to pilasters between first floor windows which are set under segmental arches.

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

On the west side of the north end of Shaldon Bridge; a typical angle-fronted toll-house now minus its porch. Built about 1827, when the bridge was opened, it continued to collect tolls until 1948.

Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N., 1989, The Buildings of England: Devon, 35,799 (Monograph). SDV325629.

Turton, S. D., 1994, Archaeological Assessment of DCC Shaldon Bridge Reconstruction Scheme, 2 (Report - Assessment). SDV18872.

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

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

The Old Toll House and attached wall to the south (Formerly Listed as: Bishopsteignton Road The Old Toll House)
Toll house. Circa 1827. Painted stucco, slate roof hipped to the front, rendered stack to rear. Double-depth plan with office in canted bay to front. Exterior: two storeys; symmetrical single-window range. Six-over-six-pane sash windows; banded rustication and platband to the ground floor; three segmental-arched recesses articulated by panelled pilasters with moulded caps to the angles of a canted bay to the front; blind window to the centre over a six-panel door. Interior: not inspected but noted as having retained original features. Subsidiary features: Plymouth stone ashlar wall attached to left (south) and meeting Shaldon Bridge. A remarkably well-preserved example of an early 19th century toll house, prominently sited next to Shaldon Bridge.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV18872Report - Assessment: Turton, S. D.. 1994. Archaeological Assessment of DCC Shaldon Bridge Reconstruction Scheme. Exeter Museums Archaeological Field Unit Report. 94.21. A4 Stapled + Digital. 2.
SDV304394List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1946. Teignmouth U D. Historic Houses Register. Unknown. 3.
SDV325629Monograph: Cherry, B. + Pevsner, N.. 1989. The Buildings of England: Devon. The Buildings of England: Devon. Hardback Volume. 35,799.
SDV338952List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1983. Teignmouth. Historic Houses Register. A4 Comb Bound. 3.
SDV341560Article in Serial: Sheldon, L.. 1933. Devon Toll-Houses.. Transactions of the Devonshire Association. 65. A5 Hardback. 301, 305.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital).
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. 26.
SDV350551Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1980. SX97SW30. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV7980Monograph: Kanefsky, J.. 1976. Devon Tollhouses. Devon Tollhouses. A5 Paperback. 26.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 9 2015 4:16PM