The Toll House.



The Toll House was situated somewhere on the Towcester road near the Rothersthorpe junction. In 1841 the Toll Keeper was Jemma Quemby who was born in 1795.

Toll information 1838

Towcester and Cotton end trust.
Income
Balance in Treasurers hands 1st Jan 1838 131 4s 4d
Revenue received from tolls 723 15s 10d

Expenditure
Manual Labour 219 9s 8d
Team Labour and Carriage of Materials 118 3s 0d
Materials for Surface repairs 267 8s 2d
Land Purchased 13 13s 9d
Damage done to obtaining materials 6 14s 10d
Tradesmans Bills 9 6s 0d
Clerks Salary 21 3s 2d
Law Charges 70 0s 0d
Expenses 52 13s 1d
Expenditures 778 11s 8d



Toll gate ticket c1830





Saturday 26th May 1849
Northampton Mercury



Towcester and Cotton end Turnpike road

Special Meeting and notice is hereby also given
That a specil meeting of the trustees of the above roadm will be held in the Duke of Grafton's Arms in Blisworth aforesaid, on Monday athe said 4th day of June next at twelve o'clock at Noon for the purpise of taking into consideration the propriety of removing the Far Cotton Gate and Toll house from the present site to the end of the road at Cotton End aforesaid, in the parish of Hardingstonaforesaid, at or near the entrance to the Railway station; or otherwise erecting a new gate or side bar or chain and toll house there, or of renting a House for the purpose of a Toll House.




1842
NORTHAMPTON DIVISION PETTY SESSIONS


WILLIAM BARRETT OF NORTHAMPTON, CARRIER, WAS CONVICTED IN THE MITIGATED PENALTY AND COSTS OF 10S. FOR EVADING THE TOLL PAYABLE AT COTTON END GATE ON THE 13 JULY.




1835 the toll gate in Cotton end is taken down




The London and North Western Railway (additional Powers) Act 1863 [28th July 1863]


Recites that it is expedient that the LNWR should be empowered to construct the Railways and execute the other works herein after mentioned (that is to say)

To make an Alteration of the Turnpike Road known as the Towcester and Cotton End Road, and for the Discontinuance as a Turnpike Road and Thoroughfare, and Appropriation to the Purposes of the Company of a Portion of the existing Road, and for the Repair of a certain Part thereof not intended to be so appropriated, and for the Discontinuance as a public Thoroughfare of the Road belonging to the Company on the South Side of the Company's Station, connecting the Towcester and Cotton End Turnpike Road with the Northampton and Newport Pagnell Turnpike Road;

Company to repay Northampton Gaslight Company extra expenses incurred by them in laying down Pipes from Bridge Street to Far Cotton




Mercury - Saturday 25 October 1873


SALE OF TOLL-HOUSES, GATES, IRON AND WOOD FENCING, & &c.,
On the TOWCESTER ROAD.
W. J. PEIRCE
Is instructed by the Trustees of the Northampton and Towcester Turnpike Road,
TO SELL BY AUCTION, At the Grafton Arms Inn, at Blisworth, in the county of Northampton, on Friday,7th November, 1873, at Three o'clock in the Afternoon, subject to such condition of Sale as will be then and there produced, the following Materials:
. . .
. . .
Lot 13. The MATERIALS of the stone-built and tiled Dwelling-house at FAR COTTON GATE, Wash-house, with Lead Pump, Copper, &c., &c.
Lot 14. The TOLL-GATE, two Posts Side Gate, piece of Railing and paled Fencing, with small Gate enclosing Garden, &c., adjoining thereto.
For further particulars, apply to Mr. Richard Howes, Solicitor, Northampton and Towcester or the Auctioneer, Derngate, Northampton.