Richmond Bridge tolls
This is part of a local history note on Richmond Bridge.
|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
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.
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Updated: 10 February 2020