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Latitude: 50.9049 / 50°54'17"N
Longitude: -3.1118 / 3°6'42"W
OS Eastings: 321917
OS Northings: 112300
OS Grid: ST219123
Mapcode National: GBR M0.RCFR
Mapcode Global: FRA 46CQ.3JB
Entry Name: Former Fair Toll Booth, About 140 Metres South West of Fairhouse Farmhouse
Listing Date: 18 December 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1060266
English Heritage Legacy ID: 271189
Location: Churchstanton, Taunton Deane, Somerset, TA3
District: Taunton Deane
Civil Parish: Churchstanton
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST21SW CHURCHSTANTON CP
8/21 Former fair toll booth, about 140
m southwest of Fairhouse Farmhouse
Former market tollhouse, now derelict. Mid-late Cl9. Random rubble local chert stone, dressed voussoirs to openings,
polygonal slate roof partly renewed with corrugated iron, brick stack on right return (south-west). Hexagonal in plan,
single cell, canted north-west facade with rectangular openings on returns, plank door on north-east facade, boarded up
window opening south-east. Blank sandstone panel centre of canted front, presumably date stone, now eroded. Interior
not seen, said to contain a small fireplace. It is believed that this was a toll house for cattle purchased at the
bi-annual Churchinford fair that was held on this site until the 1930s. The fair was held in February, hence the need
for the fireplace, but precise documentation is lacking. Listed primarily for historic interest as a rare example of a
fair tollbooth or tollhouse.
Listing NGR: ST2191712300
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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