Reader and prolific comment monger David Evans recently commented about toll gates marked on old mapping, so I thought I’d go back as far as I could and see what I could find. There are a good few marked on the following map extracts, which should keep map fiends amused for a while. I suggest you download the images because they’re quite large. The evolution of some local placenames is rather interesting to see.
I’ve got something really good to come on tollgates, but it may have to wait until the weekend as work is a bit demanding right now. In the meantime, just take a butchers at the fine cartography. Old maps really are a window on the past.