The house beside the Junction was occupied by the official who opened the bridges and recorded traffic passing from one canal to the other. He also collected tolls on vessels that were not travelling the full length of the Stroudwater Canal. The extension on the right provided him with an office, and the desk he used is still preserved there. For the role of the toll clerk, read Toll Collection and Rates.
The office is now used by an employee of the Canal & River Trust who opens the bridge on the Gloucester & Shaprness Canal while sitting in the office, monitoring the scene by closed-circuit TV.