Information for record number MWA1907:
Site of Toll Gate on Southam Road

Summary The site of a toll gate, where travellers would have paid a toll to use the turnpike road. It dated to the Imperial period and was located on the southern side of Southam road, Radford Semele.
What Is It?  
Type: Toll Gate
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Radford Semele
District: Warwick, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 34 64
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 W J Hitchcox says that the tollgate was situated on the turnpike about 25m E of the White Lion. In the 1920s the footings were discovered and again in 1971, but they are now mainly beneath the footpath. The tollgate had a small cottage near to the gate on the one side, and a small gate for foot passengers on the other.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: Radford Semele
Author/originator: Parsons L
Page Number: 64
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period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument SITE * Unclassifiable site with minimal information. Specify site type wherever possible. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument TOLL GATE * A gate on a toll road where travellers had to pay a toll to the toll-keeper. back
monument GATE * A movable stucture which enables or prevents entrance to be gained. Usually situated in a wall or similar barrier and supported by gate posts. back
monument FOOTPATH * A path for pedestrians only. back

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