Bookcover of Toll Point
Booktitle:

Toll Point

Betascript Publishing (2010-09-06 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-639-99604-3

ISBN-10:
3639996046
EAN:
9783639996043
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In the United Kingdom a toll point or toll island is a place on a canal where a fee was collected as boats carrying cargo passed. These were sited at strategic points such as the stop lock at the transition from one canal company to another where water transfer was a concern, or at busy locks where water usage and pumping costs were an issue. Generally this was at a lock or an artificially constricted part of the canal so that the boat had to pass within inches of the toll point unable to evade the toll. On canals where the fee was based on cargo weight it also put the boat in a convenient place to read the gauging mark height from the water line. On busy canals which were built with a towpath on either side such as the Birmingham Canal Navigations BCN New Main Line the toll house may have been built on an island between two constricted channels so that one toll point could collect from boats travelling in each direction. The BCN retains several of these islands, for example at Winson Green Junction.
Publishing house:
Betascript Publishing
Website:
https://www.betascript-publishing.com/
Edited by:
Lambert M. Surhone, Mariam T. Tennoe, Susan F. Henssonow
Number of pages:
112
Published on:
2010-09-06
Stock:
Available
Category:
Economics
Price:
39.00 €
Keywords:
Aqueduct, Black Sluice, Canal, Canal Basin

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