Definition of toll house in English:

toll house


  • A small house by a toll gate or toll bridge where money is collected from road users.

    • ‘It allowed for the building of locks, tow paths, basins, dams, wharves, embankments, and toll houses.’
    • ‘Last year they started using the Grade II listed toll house, as a platform, clambering on the roof for a good diving spot.’
    • ‘The Grade II-listed building at Leven, which is built in the shape of a cross, used to be a toll house at the junction of the main roads leading to Hull, Beverley, Bridlington and Hornsea.’
    • ‘Although the developer does not sell these products, a toll house at the gated entrance to the community will serve as a gallery of gift items and prints available for purchase.’
    • ‘The Bradford Canal opened and joined the Leeds Liverpool Canal in 1774, but now only the Shipley end with a pack horse bridge and toll house remain visible.’
    • ‘It was apparently built as a toll house on the old turnpike road between York and Scarborough, and then taken down stone-by-stone and rebuilt a short distance away to take advantage of a better site.’
    • ‘Standing defiantly like a mini-acropolis, its silhouette still evokes a sense of place as important to Glasgow as Ledoux's great neo-classical toll houses are to Paris.’
    • ‘In the past the home, built by a retired dragoon guard, has been a pie shop, toll house and communal wash house.’
    gatehouse, cottage, toll house
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