Hardcastle Crags, Yorkshire

Ipswich Historic Lettering: Hardcastle CragsPhoto courtesy Ebony B

Old toll road sign at National Tust property: Gibson Mill, Hardcastle Crags, West Yorkshire:
'PRIVATE ROAD
TOLL CHARGES
HORSES & VEHICLES 6D.  HORSE & VEHICLE 3D.
HORSE OR COW 1D.  PIG OR SHEEP 1/2D PER HEAD
MOTOR VEHICLES 6D.  MOTORBIKE 3D'
This 19th century water-powered cotton mill was one of the first powered mills built at the start of the industrial revolution.
Compare this sign with the 'Table of Tolls' on our Ironbridge Gorge page.



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