Information for record number MWA4774:
Turnpike Road from Warmington to Birmingham via Warwick

Summary A toll road, where travellers had to pay a toll to use the route. The road was built during the Post Medieval period. It runs from Warmington to Birmingham via Warwick.
What Is It?  
Type: Toll Road
Period: Unknown
Where Is It?  
Parish: Avon Dassett
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 33 58
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Sites & Monuments Record

Source Number  

1 Turnpike road from Birmingham to Warwick and Banbury, established between 1725 and 1750. Under the control of the same trust which ran the Birmingham to Edgehill route. The stretch between Warmington and the county boundary was administered by a separate trust, as part of the route to Buckingham, for part of the 18th century.

Source No: 1
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: TBAS vol 64
Author/originator: Cossons A
Date: 1941-42
Page Number: 53-100
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source TBAS Transactions of the Birmingham and Warwickshire Archaeological Society is a journal produced by the society annually. It contains articles about archaeological field work that has taken place in Birmingham and Warwickshire in previous years. Copies of the journal are kept by the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
period Post Medieval About 1540 AD to 1750 AD (the 16th century AD to the 18th century AD)

The Post Medieval period comes after the medieval period and before the Imperial period.

This period covers the second half of the reign of the Tudors (1485 – 1603), the reign of the Stuarts (1603 – 1702) and the beginning of the reign of the Hannoverians (1714 – 1836).
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monument COUNTY BOUNDARY * The limit line of a county. back
monument ROAD * A way between different places, used by horses, travellers on foot and vehicles. back
monument TOLL ROAD * A road whose upkeep and repair was financed by the exaction of a toll. back

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