The Old Toll House in Sidmouth after being newly renovated
The Old Toll House in Sidmouth after being newly renovated. Picture: EDDC

One of Sidmouth’s oldest properties has been completely renovated thanks to East Devon District Council’s contractor, Ian Williams.

The Old Toll House, which is one of the authority’s listed properties, dates back to the early 1800s.

The building, located at the start of the Byes riverside walk - next to Waterloo Bridge, was used to control people’s approach to the town.

Although, the toll gate was removed during the Second World War – the gate was said to have been the front gate to ‘Egypt’.  

The property will now be home to some of EDDC’s residents.

A Sidmouth resident said:

The renovators have done an excellent job and the result is a credit to EDDC and Sidmouth.

Sidmouth Rural Ward Councillor John Loudoun, added:

The property has undergone a full, much needed renovation, which included restoration works, redecoration and a new kitchen.