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Did you know that the first turnpike road in Britain was a section of the Great North Road (which much later evolved into the A1) north of Ware in Hertfordshire? Wadesmill was the point where tolls were first levied in 1663. In case you were wondering, turnpike refers to a pike (the weapon) used to bar the road before payment being turned to the side to allow entry after it.

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