Turnpike road from Stratford to Long Compton Hill

Description of this historic site

A toll road which ran from Stratford to Long Compton Hill. It was built during the Post Medieval period and continued in use into the Imperial period.

Notes about this historic site

1 A turnpike road constructed between 1729-50. The first Act was 1729.
2 The Act for repairing the Road leading from a Gate called Shipston Toll Gate, at Bridge Town, in the Parish of Old Stratford, in the County of Warwick, through Alderminster and Shipston upon Stower to the top of Long Compton Hill in the said County” was indeed discussed in 1729 and the Act was printed in 1730. There were subsequent Acts in 1818 and 1825. The latter was “An Act for repairing the road from Old Stratford to Long Compton Hill and for making a new road from the Village of Long Compton into the Turnpike Road leading from Long Compton to Woodstock joining at Chapel House.

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