The Old Toll House

Historic Toll House resurrected into a serene office and heritage hub

Client:  The Trustees of Stratford Historic Building Trust

The Old Toll House, located on Clopton Bridge in Stratford-upon-Avon, was built over 200 years ago in 1814. With its crenelated roofline and gothic windows, it is a familiar local landmark and an extremely important Grade I Listed building. The toll house was rescued by Stratford Historic Buildings Trust which had raised funds to restore and preserve the historic fabric of the building, providing it with a new use as visitor centre and office space. Historic building contractors Stone-Edge took on the project to restore and refurbish the Toll House. As part of the refurbishment, the original windows were removed and repaired ready for reinstatement. Even after thorough refurbishment, the performance of the single glazed timber windows were deemed inadequate for modern needs. After a positive meeting with Stone-Edge, Selectaglaze proceeded to install a total of 8 units on the ground and first floor of the Old Toll House. The original gothic headed curved casements look fantastic so it was critical that any secondary glazing treatment dealt with the visual impact in a sympathetic way. Selectaglaze Series 45 double side hung casement with matching gothic curved head was chosen.