Tyne and Wear HER(3744): Whickham, Fugar Turnpike toll house - Details
Whickham, Fugar Turnpike toll house
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Fugar Turnpike toll house, on the Gateshead to Wolsingham Road, is shown on 1st edition Ordnance Survey map. The trustees of the turnpike let out the gates yearly to the highest bidder. In 1864 Fugar was valued at oe176, Crookgate bar at oe 256. Mary Sinclair was the keeper at Fugar in 1841. The toll was abolished in the mid 1870s. The tollhouse was demolished in the late 1930s.
1st edition Ordnance Survey Map, c.1855, 6 inch scale, Durham, 6; Sunniside Local History Society, no date, Streetgate, www.sunnisidelocalhistorysociety.co.uk/streetgate.html