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6th Jul, 2022

Temporary traffic lights in place as Old Toll House restoration nears completion

THE OLD Toll House is almost ready to receive a new lease of life.

The £450,000 restoration to the grade I-listed building on Clopton Bridge is almost complete, with final repairs set to take place over the next few days.

The landmark was built in 1814 but over the last 30 years it has fallen into serious disrepair and has been included on Historic England’s Register of Buildings at Risk.

The likelihood was the building – which only served 25 years as a toll house – would have been knocked down had it not formed part of the structure of the bridge itself.

The Cox family used the building next to its timber yard as an office, until they closed it in 1991.

The upper levels of the building will be available to rent as office space, which will provide the trust with income to put towards rescuing other local historic buildings at risk.

Stratford Historic Building Trust has announced works will be carried out on the following evenings from 8pm – Tonight (June 21), Thursday June 22, and from 8pm Monday 26 through to Thursday June 29.

The works will be managed using temporary traffic lights due to the closure of one lane.

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