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Oxford Milestones: Toll House at Folly Bridge


Toll house at Folly Bridge

The original toll gate on the Abingdon to Banbury turnpike was at the south end of the Abingdon Road.

Folly Bridge was rebuilt in 1825–7 and in 1844 the toll-gate was moved on to this bridge and the toll house built beside it. The house was designed by James Gardiner and cost £320 to build

Grade II listed jointly
with Folly Bridge:
List Entry No 1319913

More on the toll house,
with a link to its plans

Photograph of this toll house in 1961, when it was a boat hire service on the left and Nelson's Stores on the right.

In August 2018 a planning application to turn the toll house into a café was refused (18/00313/FUL). A second application was approved in July 2019 (18/03325/FUL)

The next turnpike cottage on this road still survives just over three miles to the north at 423 Banbury Road.

Stephanie Jenkins