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

4 thoughts on “Stanton Drew Toll House

  1. I have never seen anything like that. I see that it looks pretty well maintained. Am I right in saying that? Very interesting – it’s like something straight out of a fantasy movie.

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    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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    1. It does. I was very taken with it when I happened across it. I imagine it must be magical on a frosty morning with smoke swirling from the chimney

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