Heritage Locations

Bitton Gate Toll House

Elegant small 19th century stone toll house


Period of construction:
1800 - 1849

Transport Trust plaque:

Transport Mode:

Turnpike Cottage, Barry Road, Oldland BS30 6QY

BS30 6QY

Nearest Town:

Heritage Centre:

It is thought to have been built for the Bristol Turnpike Trust in 1835 in the form of a lodge house with angular front.

The external features consist of two-storeys on a canted bay front floor plan, a hipped, hip over bay, slate roof, with walls mainly of squared white stone, mullioned windows with latticed lights. It has a blocked front with a window replacing the doorway. There is an open area and drip moulding over door and an ornate central hexagonal chimney stack.

The building is Listed Grade II.


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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:
Visible at all times but now in private ownership

How To Find:

By road: On A4175


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