The first published study of Norfolk’s toll-houses. Introductory chapters describe the origins and development of the turnpike road system and the following gazetteer section describing the county’s toll-houses from west to east with many photographs.
The Toll-houses of Norfolk
This is the first published study of Norfolk’s toll-houses, small buildings on the highway edge, lived in by the pike-men who collected the tolls used to pay for maintenance of the roads. Toll-houses were both functional buildings and to some extent expressions of architectural style: coming as they did at the beginning of the industrial revolution, they made use of essentially local materials for their construction, and yet often employ a non-vernacular octagonal ground plan to advertise their special purpose. The introductory chapters describe the origins and development of the turnpike road system, the following gazetteer section describing the county’s toll-houses from west to east.
Educated at Truro School, Patrick Taylor studied architecture at the Architectural Association and holds an MA in Conservation Studies from the University of York. He now works as a Conservation Architect based in Ipswich.