Tyne and Wear HER(4017): Kenton, Kenton Bar Old Toll Bar - Details
Kenton, Kenton Bar Old Toll Bar
Road Transport Site
A toll point shown on the OS first edition map on the Newcastle to Cambo Road. It is not shown on the 2nd edition, so was out of use by 1895. Kenton Bar was the first toll on the turnpike which opened in 1749. The Kenton Bar Inn was located next to the toll bar.
1st edition Ordnance Survey map, 1864, 6 inch scale, Northumberland, 88; Liz Palmer, 1993, Bygone Kenton, photo 15