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Toll Bar Cottage, Grasmere
Toll Bar Cottage
Grasmere Turnpike
site name:-   Dunmail Raise
site name:-   road, Ambleside to Keswick
locality:-   Town Head
locality:-   Grasmere
civil parish:-   Lakes (formerly Westmorland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   toll gate (site) 
locality type:-   buildings
locality type:-   toll house
coordinates:-   NY33390992
1Km square:-   NY3309
10Km square:-   NY30

BLP91.jpg (taken 15.2.2006)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Wmd 18 12) 
placename:-  Grasmere Turn Pike
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
"Grasmere T.P."
gate across road and a building 

evidence:-   old map:- Jefferys 1770 (Wmd) 
source data:-   Map, 4 sheets, The County of Westmoreland, scale 1 inch to 1 mile, surveyed 1768, and engraved and published by Thomas Jefferys, London, 1770.
"Toll Gate"
item:-  National Library of Scotland : EME.s.47
Image © National Library of Scotland

evidence:-   old map:- Clarke 1787 map (Ambleside to Keswick) 
source data:-   Map, A Map of the Roads Lakes etc between Keswick and Ambleside, scale about 2.5 ins to 1 mile, by James Clarke, engraved by S J Neele, 352 Strand, published by James Clarke, Penrith, Cumberland and in London etc, 1787.
"Turnpike Gate"
Marked by a line across the road, and a house adjacent. 
item:-  private collection : 10.9
Image © see bottom of page

evidence:-   old map:- Cary 1789 (edn 1805) 
source data:-   Map, uncoloured engraving, Westmoreland, scale about 2.5 miles to 1 inch, by John Cary, London, 1789; edition 1805.
"Toll Gate"
building by road 
item:-  JandMN : 129
Image © see bottom of page

evidence:-   notice:- 
placename:-  Grasmere Toll Gate
source data:-   "AMBLESIDE Turnpike Road. / Tolls to Let. / ... the Tolls arising at the Toll Gates upon the Ambleside Turnpike Road, called and known by the names of PLUMGARTHS, STAVELEY, BONNINGATE CHAIN, WATER HEAD, and GRASMERE TOLL GATES, will be Let by Auction, ... at the House of Mr.JOSEPH BARROW, the Commercial Inn, in Kendal ... which Tolls produced the last year as follows, that is to say,- / Plumgarths and Staveley Gate, with Bonningate Chain ... L331 / Waterhead Gate and Grasmere Gate ... L680 / Above the expenses of collecting them , ... / WILLIAM PETTY, Clerk to the Trustees ... Kendal, August 24th, 1854. / T. ATKINSON, PRINTER, KENDAL."

 Act of Parliament

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