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Local History

The Lodge known as the Toll House, Kilburn Toll Bar


Kilburn Toll Bar was located on the Ripley to Derby 'furnpike Road, now the B6179.


Tolls were first charged in 1802 and the Toll House stood at the junction until the 1930s,when it was demolished as part of a road widening scheme. The original stone gate post still exists today.


The Toll House had the first w.c. in the area, a unique affair reputed to be a thick plank with a hole in the middle suspended above the brook.


There were extensive osier (willow) beds near to the Toll Bar, and crate shops where the osiers were woven into crates used in the packing and transporting of pots at Denby Pottery.

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