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North Stainley toll booth

October 12, 2013

On the Ripon to Masham turnpike?

Driving in North Yorkshire the other day I came across this building opposite the Stavely Arms on the north bound carriageway of the A6108.

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It has no label, plaque or any other identifier.  The door and window glass are missing, but the roof is keeping out the rain. I guess it was once a toll booth, and therefore that the A6108 between Ripon and Masham was once a turnpike. But neither are listed here.  Odd. What is it?

Jim Thornton

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