Site of Toll Gate, North Street, Rugby

Description of this historic site

The site of a toll gate, where travellers would have had to pay a toll to use the road. The site is known from documentary evidence but no traces of the toll gate are visible. It dated to the Imperial period and was situated in North Street, Rugby.

Notes about this historic site

1 A toll gate is believed to have once stood in North Street, Rugby, where in 1929 two cottages, a store house and the Saracen’s Head public house occupied a site.
2 …(North Street toll gate) was a gate on the Rugby and Lutterworth Turnpike Trust. Near the Saracen’s Head but moved to John Street and later to Rugby Wharf.
3 A modern pub is on the site of the Saracen’s Head and no other evidence of the toll gate exists.

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