The Turnpike Toll House picture by Harry Reeday
(By courtesy of Kathleen Carlisle).
More recent views of the Toll House.
This article is reprinted by kind permision of the Bordley, Cracoe, Hetton and Rylstone Local History Group.
The account book for the Skipton to Cracoe Turnpike shows that the Masons contractors for building the house, between 4th April and 11th July 1853, were paid £128.10.1d.
The first record of toll being received is August 26th 1853.
The button below provides an account of life at the Toll House in the early 20th century.