In its fulness the system lasted just sixty years, for the first breach in it was made by an act of George IV., in 18 2 7, by which the chief turnpikes in London were abolished.
Turnpikes were good quality toll roads and by law had to include milestones.
authorized the taking of such tolls at " turnpikes " in Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
The turnpike trustees wanted a new Act and the turnpikes were wrecked twice again in July 1749.
The hangings and the fear of armed response obviously had the desired affect as there were no more trouble concerning the turnpikes after 1749.