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Toll House, Burton Road

From the 1730's onwards old roads became better maintained and new, turnpike roads were constructed. The Turnpike Trusts, originally set up in 1706 and extended in 1735. This was in parallel with the development of canals and resulted from an increasing need to transport goods produced during the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. Turnpike trusts were set up by local businessmen, traders and …