Stanton Drew Toll House

The Stanton Drew Toll House was built in the late 1700’s when turnpikes operated on the roads between Stanton Drew and Chew Magna.   It’s a quaint hexagonal gothic-style building with a thick thatched roof making it look reminiscent of a mushroom. Turnpikes (or tolls) we’re abolished in the late 1800’s and the building then became a house, albeit a very small one!

 

Stanton Drew Toll House

Stanton Drew Toll House

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4 thoughts on “Stanton Drew Toll House

    1. Yes it’s well maintained. It’s now a listed building which means it’s protected from development and needs to be kept in reasonably good order. I think someone still lives in it – certainly looks like the kind of place little mythical beings could reside.

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