Keys to the Past

Ovingham tollbooth (Ovingham)

We know from old documents that Ovingham had a tollbooth in 1671. The tollbooth no longer exists and, although it may have been on the village green, no-one knows exactly where it stood.

Reference number:N10125
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Conservation area
Event(s):FIELD OBSERVATION, Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Field Investigation 1954; J H Ostridge
DESK BASED ASSESSMENT, Ovingham to Wylam, Northumberland. Preliminary archaeological assessment 2007; Tyne and Wear Museums



See also:
Source of Reference
Local History of Ovingham


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