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#402152 - 16th Apr 2010 6:42pm Toll cottage, Gayton
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What do we know about the remains of the toll cottage on Chester High Rd. Gayton, not far past Glegg Arms & on same side?

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#402158 - 16th Apr 2010 7:21pm Re: Toll cottage, Gayton [Re: Tatey]
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I take it that it's a remnant on the toll road to Chester. To be honest i have not realy seen anything at all about the toll road, surley there must be more bit's related to it that have been under our noses for years.
The A540 from the glegg to five ways at Neston was cleared just after WW2 to make way for a dual carrage way but it never got past the clearing stage, if you pass that way it's noticeable that the grass verges are very wide on the right going towards Neston so perhaps all other evidence in the area has been lost !.

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#402214 - 16th Apr 2010 10:41pm Re: Toll cottage, Gayton [Re: Historybook]
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It survived up to the 1980s, but was only occupied up to 1965. It was opposite Gayton Lane.


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#402237 - 17th Apr 2010 12:04am Re: Toll cottage, Gayton [Re: diggingdeeper]
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Seem to remember a picture of the Gayton toll cottage in one of the Boumphrey books,sorry can't remember which book.

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