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This category is for the recording of old toll houses worldwide. Some are now homes, some are abandoned, some are in parks but they are still there.
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There are several types of toll houses to be found. The main category being those on roads which were used to collect charges from the road users to pay for the repair and improvement of the road or highway. Other toll houses were used to collect market tolls, tolls for crossing bridges and in some cases collecting fees for using canals. If you are lucky you may find a toll house which still displays a list of charges on the outside.

America has a rich history of toll or turnpike roads which opened up the country in the late 18th and the 19th century. Some old toll houses or booths have been rescued and moved into parks or museums. There are some interesting websites worth looking at : Stratford, Connecticut Obsolete toll booths Braddock Road (now Route 40) Henry Ford Museum

Many modern European roads were originally constructed as toll roads in order to recoup the costs of construction. In 14th century England, some of the most heavily used roads were repaired with money raised from tolls. Turnpike trusts were established in England beginning in 1706, and were ultimately responsible for the maintenance and improvement of most main roads in England and Wales, until they were gradually abolished from the 1870s. Most trusts improved existing roads, but some new ones, usually only short stretches of road, were also built. Thomas Telford's Holyhead road (now the A5 road) is exceptional as a particularly long new road, built in the early 19th century. There was a similar pattern of charging tolls in Europe and hopefully old toll houses still exist.

In Britain there is a wealth of toll houses still in existence around the country. Examples of which can be found on sites on the internet: The Woodsetton Toll House Darwin Country Turnpikes & Toll Houses

Instructions for Posting a Bygone Toll Houses Waymark:
Please supply: Accurate GPSr co-ordinates and at least two photographs. (One showing the toll house and surroundings, and one close up of the list of charges if it still exists.)
Please tell us what the toll house is used for today.
To add a toll house to this category it must no longer be used for collecting tolls. (No operational highway or motorway booths please!)
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Tell us about your visit. Please supply a couple of photographs. Do you know any historical information about this toll house.
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Bygone Toll HousesKeokuk Rail Bridge Toll House - Keokuk, IA

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also known as the Keokuk Municipal Bridge

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.

location: Iowa

date approved: 3/27/2015

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesKoifhus - Colmar, Alsace, France

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Koifhus in the center of Colmar served as central control and taxation station as well as warehouse for transit goods from 1480 until the French Revolution.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Grand-Est, France

date approved: 2/10/2015

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesTolhuis Wittelterbrug - Dwingeloo NL

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Tolhuis located on Honingvlaken 8 between Wittelte and Dwingeloo, The Netherlands.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dreamhummie

location: Drenthe, Netherlands

date approved: 1/31/2015

last visited: 1/31/2015

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Bygone Toll HousesDum výbercího mýta a potravní dane - Vyšehrad, Praha, CZ

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Neoclassical house no. 12/7 was built by the city administration in 1841 for an office and apartment of toll and excise taxes collector.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 1/30/2015

last visited: 3/26/2015

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Bygone Toll HousesOctroi - Tours , centre France

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The ancient pay toll / l'ancien payage de Tours

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member celene37

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 1/25/2015

last visited: 2/3/2015

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Bygone Toll HousesMaison gardien parc Montsouris - Paris,Fr

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la maison du gardien du parc

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 12/29/2014

last visited: 4/1/2015

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Bygone Toll HousesOctrois de Neuilly-sur-Seine et Levallois-Perret

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Ancien octroi commun à Neuilly et Levallois situé au bout de la rue de Villiers, près de la Seine.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Al-cab

location: Île-de-France, France

date approved: 12/23/2014

last visited: 12/19/2014

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Bygone Toll HousesWharfinger's House - Buxworth, UK

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The Wharfinger was responsible for looking after the canal wharves, and also collecting the tolls from the canal boats.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 6/21/2014

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesToll House Resort - Felton, CA

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The Toll House Resort in Felton, CA.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 4/18/2014

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesTwo Bygone Toll Houses - Prague, Czech Republic

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Two Bygone Toll Houses on The Legion Bridge (CZ: Most Legií).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Hlavní město Praha, Czechia

date approved: 11/7/2013

last visited: 3/5/2015

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Bygone Toll HousesBells Corner Toll House on Bustleton Turnpike

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This was the Bell's Corner toll house of the Bustleton Pike. It was near the intersection of Axe Factory Rd. The Blue Bell Hotel was across the street. Bustleton Pike was laid out in 1697 by John Harper, a Quaker who arrived with William Penn.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mars888

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/21/2013

last visited: 10/24/2013

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Bygone Toll HousesL'ancien poste de péage de Mirabel - Mirabel, Québec, Canada

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L'ancien poste de péage de Mirabel is located in Mirabel, Québec, Canada.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member tatie

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 8/26/2013

last visited: 2/1/2015

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Bygone Toll HousesBrent's Chance Tollhouse - Hancock, MD

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A tollhouse on the former "National Pike" (aka National Road or US-40) just west of Hancock, MD.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler

location: Maryland

date approved: 7/12/2013

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesAbandoned Toll House - Hungary - Slovakia Border

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This toll house between Slovakia and Hungary became unnecessary for two reasons: opening of the D2/M15 freeway and open border crossing arrangements between the two countries. You can still cross here under the rusted out toll gates.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Hungary

date approved: 7/7/2013

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesAltes Zollhaus - Augst, BL, Switzerland

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The old toll house at the bridge between Augst and Kaiseraugst.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Switzerland

date approved: 7/4/2013

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesBytown and Nepean Road Company Toll House - Ottawa, Ontario

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The Bytown and Nepean Road Company Toll House, built in 1888, is located on Wellington Street, in Ottawa, Ontario.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 5/24/2013

last visited: 8/26/2013

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Bygone Toll HousesDruckhüsli - Sissach, BL, Switzerland

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This old house in the center of Sissach was a toll house for the bridge some centuries ago.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67

location: Switzerland

date approved: 3/20/2013

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesTollhouse Haarlemmertrekvaart

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In the old days you had to pay at this point to use the road or the canal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member naj16

location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 3/10/2013

last visited: 4/6/2013

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Bygone Toll HousesThe old toll house or the highway 10, Quebec

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The exit 37 of the Highway 10 in 1965, abolished in 1985.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member gemeloj

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 2/19/2013

last visited: 7/19/2014

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Bygone Toll HousesToll House Cottage, Stourport Road, Bewdley, Worcestershire, England

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Toll House Cottage, Bewdley

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The_Senior_Crabbes

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/12/2013

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesStoneybeck Toll House, Penrith, Cumbria

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A former toll house on a bend in the road, at a junction. Now by-passed by the modern A6. North of Penrith near the Catterlen junction 41 on M6 motorway. Now a dwelling.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick

location: North West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/26/2012

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesNewcastle Ontario Canada Toll House

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This Toll house is at 521 King Ave. East- formerly called The Kingston Road- it is brick and was built around 1860.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member onym

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 10/22/2012

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesBear Mountain Bridge Road Toll House - Cortlandt, NY

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A former toll house on Bear Mountain Bridge Road is now an information center.

posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1

location: New York

date approved: 10/3/2012

last visited: never

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Bygone Toll HousesToll house at Goudse Rijpad, Alphen aan den Rijn (NL)

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former toll house at Goudse Rijpad, Alphen aan den Rijn

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Axel-F

location: Zuid-Holland, Netherlands

date approved: 9/25/2012

last visited: 8/17/2013

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Bygone Toll HousesCaledonia Bridge Toll House - Caledonia, ON

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Former toll house in Caledonia

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Ontario, Canada

date approved: 9/6/2012

last visited: 11/10/2013

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