The Isle of Wight Toll Gates

Isle of Wight Observer April 20 1889

The abolition of the turnpikes in the Isle of Wight has already borne fruit, the Binstead gate, and others in the neighbourhood of Ryde, having recently been removed. On Saturday afternoon Mr Francis Pittis, jun., sold by auction a number of toll gates and posts and those toll houses which had not been taken to by adjacent owners. The gates, bars, posts and rails were disposed of in 23 lots, and realised £18 7s. Parkhurst, Carisbrooke, Castle-road, and Bellcroft toll houses which were sold subject to their removal before the 31st of May, fetched £11, £9 9s., £7 10s., and £9 respectively, while Mr Johnson purchased the Marvel-road house, standing on his own land, for 26 guineas. A spirited competition took place for the freehold cottage at Chale, the property being started at £30 and knocked down to Mr Way Buckell at £126.

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