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Cainscross Tollhouse

Featured Article

Network, Turnpike Roads in the Stroudwater Area in the Eighteenth Century by Christopher Cox

The construction of the turnpike roads in the 18th and 19th centuries played a significant role in the development of industry in the County. This article looks at the situation in the Stroud Valleys.

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The toll house at Cainscross in July 2005 after conversion to residential use