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PORT OF MENTEITH, THE TOLL HOUSELB15073

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
C
Date Added
05/10/1971
Local Authority
Stirling
Planning Authority
Stirling
Parish
Port Of Menteith
National Park
Loch Lomond And The Trossachs
NGR
NN 58284 1501
Coordinates
258284, 701501

Description

Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority

Circa 1830, single storey toll house. Prominently situated in the heart of the hamlet of Port of Menteith on the main Stirling-Aberfoyle road (A81), opposite the Arnprior road-end. In the late 18th and early 19th centuries an extensive network of turnpike roads were built throughout Scotland by bodies of trustees who recouped their costs by levying tolls. Of good streetscape value, it is a good surviving example of an earlier 19th century toll house.

Near-symmetrical principal (S) elevation with advanced central gable from which a 2-light canted bay projects, overlooking the main road. Flanked to left by single window; to right, front door and single window. Substantial L-shaped single storey 20th century extension adjoining to NW, set back from and to the side of the principal elevation. To rear, advanced central gable with piended roof, irregular fenestration with mixture of 19th century and modern glazing.

Interior

The Toll House retains some of its original plan, with a small lobby behind the front door leading, to the right, into the former kitchen (with alcove for box-bed) and to the left, the room with the bay window.

Materials

Whitewashed rubble. Piended and pitched roofs with graded grey slates. Predominantly modern 4-pane timber sash and case windows. 2-leaf timber front door with 5-pane fanlight. Tall slightly shouldered wallhead stacks with circular clay cans. Timber bargeboards, some cast-iron rainwater goods.

Statement of Special Interest

The Toll House appears on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map (1859-64) as 'Port T P'. It was described in the Ordnance Survey Namebook (1898) as 'Port of Menteith Toll Bar. A turnpike gate having a dwelling house attached. The turnpike road terminates at Port T P.'

References

Bibliography

1st edition Ordnance Survey map (1859-64); Ordnance Survey Namebook (1898); Hume, J R, The Industrial Archaeology of Scotland. 2. The Highlands and Islands (London, 1977), 279; Gifford, John & Walker, Frank A, The Buildings of Scotland: Stirling & Central Scotland (New Haven & London, 2002), 66, 636-7; RCAHMS. Additional information courtesy of present owner (2004).

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