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Manor House turnpike toll booth, circa 1865

The toll booth stood at thesouth-western corner of the intersection of Green Lanes and Seven Sisters Road near the Manor House Tavern (pictured). The picture is shot looking north east along Seven Sisters Road.

During about the first half of the 19th century his booth took tolls for both travel along Green Lanes and Seven Sisters Road. Turnpike roads were abolished in 1864.

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Tags (All lower case. Use " " for multiple word tags): manor house tavern, turnpike gates/booth
Albums: Historical Images of Manor House / Woodberry Down

Comment by Dick Harris on May 20, 2016 at 10:01

What a great find and such a good picture for the date.  It couldn't have been long before the tollgates were abolished.

Comment by Justin Guest on May 20, 2016 at 10:40

That is a real gem. What a fantastic image. I love the octagonal hut (with chimney) for the gate keeper...

Comment by Hugh on May 20, 2016 at 14:38

This toll gate was set up in 1789 as part of the Stamford Hill and Green Lanes Turnpike Trust. It lasted until the end of the turnpike system in 1872.

Comment by Richard Woods on July 14, 2023 at 13:24

What an amazing image!

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