Turnpike Tollboard from Stonnall Gate, Brownhills

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Date:1760 - 1799 (c.)

Description:This board formed part of the Notice of Tolls at Stonnall Gate on the turnpiked Old Chester Road, now the A452. The road was turnpiked in the 1760s.

The inscription, which is hand painted on board, reads:

"STONNALL GATE

For every Horse or any other Beast
drawing any Coach Chaise Gig or any other such Carriage the sum of

Waggon Wain Cart or other such Carriage with
Wheels the breadth of 6 inches the sum of

With wheels of the breadth of 4 1/2 inches the sum of

With wheels of less breadth than 4 1/2 inches the sum of

Half the above toll payable by Oxen or Neat Cattle drawing

For every Drove of Oxen or Neat Cattle, p' Score

Foe every Drove of Calves, Hogs, Sheep, or Lambs, p' Score

CASTLE-BROMWICH and HOLLAWAY BROOK Gates
RICHARD SADLER Clerk to the Commissioners."

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Donor ref:72.026.0001 (37/15909)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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