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Offline Mickleburgh

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Re: Toll roads
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2014, 12:08:34 »
It is not generally realised that it is not legally permissable to levy a charge for travelling on the `Queens Highway` and where tolls are applied (estuarial crossings, privately funded motorways) then that section of roadway is subject to a specific Act of Parliament, as at Dartford. But if you are thinking that means exemption from the law as in the Highway Code, think again. They also pass a `miscellaneous provisions` Act that you would be prosecuted under and which is identical to all other laws that apply to use of the highway!

Offline Paolo

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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2014, 12:09:47 »
Good to see the Lower Sandgate Road listed. 

Originally owned by Lord Radnor.  The toll gate by Mill Point used to be closed once a year to prevent the road becoming a public right of way.  The original tariff may be seen at the Toll House.

Ground movement over the years has caused the road to become very undulating.  Lord Radnor was a keen member of the Sunbeam Talbot Owners Club and allowed them to run speed trials on the road in the 50s and early 60s.  The slope at the bottom of the Zig Zag path was a good viewing point to see the cars airborne!

A heavily pregnant Mrs. Paolo was driven over the course at speed just before Christmas 1971 and duly delivered the following day.

The central part of the road is now the award-winning Coastal Park, a fine tourist attraction for Folkestone.

Offline conan

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Toll roads
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2014, 19:54:25 »
I've just found this marvellous repository of information about the toll houses of England plus a list of the toll roads, just click Kent in the listings.

http://www.turnpikes.org.uk/

To remain ignorant of what happened before you were born is to remain a child......Cicero

 

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