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Tollgate House

A Grade II Listed Building in Mitchel Troy, Monmouthshire

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Latitude: 51.8 / 51°48'0"N

Longitude: -2.719 / 2°43'8"W

OS Eastings: 350516

OS Northings: 211509

OS Grid: SO505115

Mapcode National: GBR FL.XS6J

Mapcode Global: VH870.T0FX

Entry Name: Tollgate House

Listing Date: 23 April 1992

Last Amended: 27 September 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 2867

Building Class: Transport

Location: Midway between Monmouth and Mitchel Troy, on border with Monmouth Community. Prominently sited at the Y-junction of B4293 and the by-road to Mitchel Troy.

County: Monmouthshire

Town: Monmouth

Community: Mitchel Troy (Llanfihangel Troddi)

Community: Mitchel Troy

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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The tollhouse in its present form is probably c.1810 when the Monmouth to Raglan turnpike road was greatly improved and in parts newly laid; the Act of Parliament is dated 18th May 1810. Said to have ceased use c.1870.


As a toll-house this is distinctive for being 2-storeys and for its design which makes use of the site through the inclusion of deep, diagonally set and gabled bays to the north and east corners; similar bay to west side. In plan it is otherwise basically square with extension to south. Stone built with whitewashed rendered elevations and Cumberland slate roof, graduated on the front (N) elevation; cement rendered chimney to rear. Square headed casement windows, 3-light to main gabled bays (that at ground floor of the E bay plain glazed at time of survey in 2000); narrower windows to the western bay which retains Tudor dripmoulds. Depressed blank arch to west (right hand side) where the former tollgate was. In the centre of the NE elevation a 2-centred arched former doorway is now converted to a window, the bottom half blocked and the upper plain glazed. Main entrance now in E elevation, where there is a lean-to extension with a panelled door and a small canted bay window. Modern flat-roofed extension to rear of this.

Reasons for Listing

Listed both for its location and as an especially good example of this building type with its associated historical interest.

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    About 1000m south of Monmouth centre on the community boundary.
  • II* Walled Garden to W of Troy House
    On sloping ground about 50m W of Troy House on the S bank of the River Trothy, on the W side of a farm track running S from a bend in the road about 1.5km S of Monmouth.
  • II Troy Cottage
    About 1000m south of Monmouth centre at the entry to the lane leading to Troy House.
  • II Gateway and gates to Troy House
    About 50m NW of Troy House, on the E side of the farm track leading to Troy House Farm.
  • II* Troy House
    On the S bank of the River Trothy, off the S side of a bend in the road about 1.5km S of Monmouth.
  • II Barn at Troy House Farm
    About 50m S of Troy House, beside a farm track off the S side of a bend in the road about 1.5km S of Monmouth.
  • II* Clawdd-du Bridge
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  • II House including attached railings
    Part of a group immediately outside Monnow Bridge forming the centre of the historic suburb of Overmonnow.

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