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HB Cainscross Toll House by kind permission of Howard Beard
What: Historic Building (1825)
Where: GL5 3JQ    At the junction with the road to Dudbridge
Then: Built in 1825 when the new turnpike road to Stroud was made.
Now: A private house

Cainscross toll house was built in 1825, when the new road to Stroud was laid out, at the junction with the road to Dudbridge, which had been turnpiked in 1780. Toll charges were very unpopular and in 1734, a mob attacked and destroyed a toll barrier at Cainscross. Another incident occurred in 1794, when a local farmer was fined £10 for assaulting the toll collector and non-payment of the toll.

By 1987, the toll house was empty and decaying, and the Stroud Preservation Trust purchased it and converted it to a private house.

From January 2016, this website is managed by Stroud Local History Society


Revised 2018 EMW