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This is part of a local history note on Richmond Bridge.

The tolls levied on the bridge were as follows:
Item crossing Toll
Every coach, chariot, landau, berlin or chaise, drawn by 6 horses, or "other cattle" 2s  6d
Vehicles drawn by only 4 horses 1s  6d
Vehicles drawn by less than 4 horses or more than 1 horse or other beast 1s weekdays
1s  6d Sundays
Vehicles drawn by one horse only 8d weekdays
1s Sundays
Commercial vehicles
Every wagon, wain, dray, car, cart or other carriage:
drawn by more than 6 horses 2s
drawn by more than 4, but less than 6 1s  6d
drawn by 2 or 3 horses 1s
drawn by a single horse 8d
Every higler’s or baker’s cart drawn by 1 horse or beast 6d

Every horse, mare, gelding, mule or ass, laden or unladen, and not drawing a vehicle

Every foot passenger ½d
 if trundling a wheelbarrow "or such like carriage" 1d
Cattle 3s  4d a score
Every drove of calves, hogs, sheep or lambs 6d a score

Explanation of old units of currency and measure

  • 1s = 1 shilling = 5 pence in today's decimal currency.
  • 1d = 1 old penny. There were 12 pennies to a shilling. (The abbreviation d. comes from the Roman denarius).
  • A "score" = 20.

Updated: 10 February 2020

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