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Welshpool and district
Turnpike roads
 
  The gated roads out of Welshpool  
 

Two more of the tollgates and tollhouses which once controlled roads in and out of Welshpool in the days of the Turnpikes are shown on this page.

 
Sarnybryncaled
Tollgate
Welshpool
around
1878
Sarnybryncaled tollgate was on the main route to the south out of Welshpool in the direction of Montgomery and Newtown.  
Llanfair Road
Tollgate
around
1878
The tollgate on the road to Llanfair Caereinion barred the main route to the west out of Welshpool.  
 

The Turnpike Act of 1834 which changed the grouping of the Montgomeryshire turnpike trusts also raised the toll charges. Coaches and similar carriages were charged one shilling for "each beast drawing" and each "beast" pulling a wagon cost 8 pence. A horse or mule which was being ridden or was carrying goods cost 2 pence, and a donkey was charged one penny !

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