The Notting Hill Toll Gate at the junction with Pembridge Road by H Oakes Jones - 19th Century

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The Notting Hill Toll Gate at the junction with Pembridge Road by H Oakes Jones - 19th Century

The high street is still shown lined with houses and shops but everything else has changed. Notting Hill Gate lies on the route of the Roman road to Silchester, an important early settlement in Hampshire. Since then the road has been a major thoroughfare to the West.

The origins of the name Notting Hill Gate are now obvious. The tollgate was set up by the Turnpike Trust and was only removed in 1864. The notice on the left displayed the different rates charged for passing through the gate.

The junction on the right is Pembridge Road; the same turning that has appeared in all the images.

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