Sicklesmere Gate Toll House
Small hexagonal 19th century toll house
Period of construction:
1800 - 1849
Transport Trust plaque:
Bury Road, Sicklesmere, Suffolk IP30 0BS
Bury St Edmunds
This little Toll House at Sicklesmere Gate, on the Bury to Sudbury Road, was built by a Turnpike Trust in the 19th century as a lodge house with angular front.
Currently it is a domestic property with only minor changes to the original tollhouse structure.
External features: two-storeys on octagonal floor plan, with walls of brick, roof of slate, Gothick arch headed windows with tracery, an open porch with a Gothick arch headed doorway; blind window above porch for tollboard.
The building is Listed Grade II.
Addison, Sir William, The Old Roads of England, Harper Collins, ISBN-10: 0713417145Â (1980)
Albert, W., The Turnpike Road System in England 1663- 1840, Cambridge University Press, ISBN-10: O521033918 (1972)
Barker, Theo & Gerhold, Dorian, The Rise and Rise of Road Transport, 1700-1990, Cambridge University Press, ISBN-10: 0521557739 (1995)
Davies, Hugh, Roman Roads, Shire Publications, ISBN-10: 074780690X (2008)
Gerhold, Dorian, Carriers and Coachmasters: Trade and Travel Before the Turnpikes, Phillimore & Co,ISBN-10: 1860773273 (2005)
Hindle, P., Roads and Tracks for Historians, Phillimore & Co, ISBN-10: 1860771823Â (2001)
Hindley, G., History of the Roads.,Peter Davies, ISBN-10: 0806502908 (1971)
Jackson, Gibbard, From Track to Highway: A Book of British Roads, Ivor Nicholson & Watson, ASIN: B00085R4D8Â (1935)
Jervoise, E., Ancient Bridges of England, Architectural Press, ASIN: B001CD3LXCÂ (1932)
Searle, Mark, Turnpikes and Toll-Bars, Hutchinson, ASIN: B0017XBUSK (1930)
Sheldon, G., From Trackway to Turnpike, Oxford University Press, ASIN: B0026KBSZSÂ (1928)
Taylor, C., Roads and Tracks of Britain,Â Orion, ISBN-10: 1857973402 (1994)
Wright, Geoffery, Turnpike Roads, Shire Publications, ISBN-10: 074780155X (2008)
Visible at all times but in private occupation
How To Find:
By Road: On A134 south of Sicklesmere
Bury St. Edmunds, GBR - Weather via MSN Weather
Weather conditions and forecast for Bury St. Edmunds, GBR