Heritage Locations

Bathampton Toll Bridge and House


Functioning 19th century toll bridge and house

Constructor:
Unclassified

Period of construction:
1800 - 1849

Transport Trust plaque:
No

Transport Mode:
Road

Address:
Mill Lane, Bathampton, Bath BA1 7QU

Postcode:
BA1 7QU

Nearest Town:
Bathampton

Heritage Centre:
No


The toll house at Bathampton Bridge is unusual in that it is still functioning as accommodation for a toll collector. It is thought to have been built for the Bridge Company Turnpike Trust in the 19th century and is in the form of a vernacular house of distinctive design.

It is of two-storeys on a rectangular floor plan, with a prominent porch. It has a gabled slate roof, with walls mainly of rough stone, mullioned windows with casements, an open gable porch with a square headed doorway. The toll board is in place.

Both the toll house and the bridge are Listed Grade II.


Bibliography:

Addison, Sir William, The Old Roads of England, Harper Collins, ISBN-10: 0713417145 (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: 1860771823 (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: B00085R4D8 (1935)

Jervoise, E., Ancient Bridges of England, Architectural Press, ASIN: B001CD3LXC (1932)

Searle, Mark, Turnpikes and Toll-Bars, Hutchinson, ASIN: B0017XBUSK (1930)

Sheldon, G., From Trackway to Turnpike, Oxford University Press, ASIN: B0026KBSZS (1928)

Taylor, C., Roads and Tracks of Britain, Orion, ISBN-10: 1857973402 (1994)

Wright, Geoffery, Turnpike Roads, Shire Publications, ISBN-10: 074780155X (2008)



Opening Times:
Access to the toll house is restricted

How To Find:
By road: Off A4, Gloucester Road

Facilities:


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