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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
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.
Community: Mitchel Troy (Llanfihangel Troddi)
Community: Mitchel Troy
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
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.
Listed both for its location and as an especially good example of this building type with its associated historical interest.
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