BHOD 13 - Ashcombe Toll House

Description - This Toll House is the sole survivor of a pair that marked the beginning of the Brighton turnpike. It is on the south side of the A27 and was originally conceived as a store and shelter, the partner-building having accommodation for the turnpike keeper and his family. It was built circa 1820. The road was de-turnpiked in about 1870 and the larger Toll House sited on the north side of the road demolished in about 1868. The history of the toll house is of interest to young and old alike, as it yields an insight to travel in a bygone age. 

Location - Ashcombe Roundabout on A27 (South Side), Lewes , East Sussex. At West end of Lewes-by-pass (A27), by Kingston Roundabout. There is limited car parking behind the Toll House (on the right of minor road leading off the roundabout, signposted Kingston).
Timing - Saturday 14 September: 1000-1700, Sunday 15 September: 1000-1630
Access - Wheelchair access is not possible due to the nature of the building.