Commissioners of Melksham Turnpike Trust

Melksham Turnpike Trust was responsible for the improvement and maintenance of several roads running through the town of Melksham in Wiltshire, including roads to Bromham, Seend, and Castle Combe. It had toll gates at Kings Street, Lowbourne, Shaw, Atworth and the Marketplace. In 1845 a dispute arose between it and the recently authorised Wiltshire, Somerset and Weymouth Railway as to whether the proposed railway from Chippenham should cross one of the turnpike’s roads on the level or on a bridge. In 1877 the county took over repairs of the bridge on the expiry of the turnpike trust.