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Bear & Billet Hotel, Chester. Photographed by William Blake.

Lantern slide with a view of the Bear & Billet Hotel and the Bridgegate in Chester.

Bratch Locks, near Wombourne

Bratch Locks stand on the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal, which was engineered by James Brindley and opened in May 1772. There are 3 locks at Bratch which are notable for their unusual configuration. ...

Canal junction, Great Haywood

View of the canal bridge and wharf from the Trent and Mersey Canal; the bridge marks junction of the canal with the Staffordshire and Worcester Canal. The building on the far left was a corn mill, ...

Coventry Canal Aqueduct, Fazeley

The footbridge can be seen over the aqueduct with the Toll House cottage on the right.

Crossroads, Milwich,

View of Main Street. On the far left is the Green Man Inn. The building behind the signpost is the turnpike cottage on the Stone to Uttoxeter road, built in 1792. Here tolls were collected for permission ...

Green Hill Toll Gate, Cheadle

This toll house and its associated toll gates were built at the junction of two turnpike roads: Cheadle to Leek on the left, and Cheadle to Froghall on the right.

Junction of the Caldon and Trent & Mersey Canals at Etruria, Stoke-on-Trent

The photograph shows the junction of the Trent & Mersey Canal (to the right) with the Caldon Canal (left) at Etruria. On the right is the summit lock (lock 40) of the Trent & Mersey Canal, which at ...

Knowl Wall Tollgate Cottage, Swynnerton

This former toll house is situated at Knowl Wall, near Swynnerton, on the A519 Eccleshall to Newcastle Road, formerly a turnpike road.

Main Street, Milwich,

View of Main Street from the south west. On the left is the Green Man Inn; opposite is a turnpike cottage, dated 1792, where tolls were collected for permission to use the road, the money collected ...

Old farm buildings on Derby Road, Uttoxeter

Built on the Uttoxeter-Derby turnpike road, probably around 1830.

Old Toll House, near Cannock

Situated on the Cannock to Penkridge road with Cocksparrow Lane to the right, the toll house, built in about 1840-50 would originally have had a barrier across the road. It was demolished in about 1956. ...

The Toll Gate, Kiddlestych,Bramshall Uttoxeter

The Toll house at Kiddlestych,Bramshall near Uttoxeter. Kiddlestitch was the toll gate nearest to Uttoxeter on the Stone road and was always the most profitable toll gate on that road, as shown annually ...

Toll Bar Cottage, Withystakes in Werrington

Toll Gate House, Trentham Road, Blurton

The old tollgate house stood at the corner of Barlaston Road and Trentham Road. Demolished with widening of the junction and Trentham Road in the mid 1960s, the name lives on in the Toll Gate hotel opposite, ...

Toll Gate Lodge, Clayton Road, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The former Toll Gate Lodge of 1867, which apparently stood at the junction of what is now Brook Lane and Clayton Road. Toll Gate Houses existed to collect the toll for travelling along certain sections ...

Toll House and Gates, Stafford,

Stafford's toll-gates were located at Littleworth, Hyde Lea Lane, Derrington, Acton Gate, Sandon, Yarlet, Rowley Park and opposite the castle gates. A toll was a charge for permission to use a road or ...

Toll House, Alton

Toll House, Cotton