Old Man's Gate Toll House, Oxford.
Remarkably original early 19th century toll house
Period of construction:
1800 - 1849
Transport Trust plaque:
566 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 8EH
The principal structure of this building is thought to have been built for the Kidlington and Deddington Turnpike Trust in the 19th century. It takes the form of a lodge house with protruding front. Currently it is a domestic property with only minor changes to the original tollhouse structure.
External features; two-storeys on canted bay front with two wings floor plan, having a hipped with outshut to side roof, with walls mainly of squared stone, roofed in slate, mullioned windows with casements, no porch with a Gothick arch headed doorway; space above doorway for tollboard, stone drip moulding above windows and door.
This house is one of the best surviving, toll-houses in the area and its quality suggests that, even after the advent of the railways, the trust was still confident of maintaining its income. The 1878 OS map shows a weighing engine sited on the opposite side of the road to the toll-house. It is Listed Grade II.
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Visible at all times but privately occupied
How To Find:
By road: On A4165, Banbury Road
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