Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NJ 31876 51706
331876, 851706


William Robertson, 1830. N facing single storey, 5-bay

classical tollhouse; harled, ashlar margins and dressings.

Pedimented baseless Roman Doric tetrastyle portico; deep

string-coursed entablature. Narrow windows flank doorway,

slightly wider windows in outer bays; further single window

in E gable (facing road); 4- and 12-pane glazing. 3 centre

short corniced stacks; shallow piended slate roof.

Small later rear lean-to addition.

INTERIOR: simple 2-roomed interior.

Statement of Special Interest

There was a medieval bridge at Boat of Brig built by Muriel

de Polloc, the tolls supporting the hospital of St Nicholas

site nearby. Bridge re-placed by ferry-boat. Suspension

bridge designed and executed by Captain Samuel Brown RN,

opened 3 December, 1830; together with the tollhouse, it was

financed by Col Grant of Grant (Seafield Estates), Mr Richard

Wharton Duff of Orton and Mr P Steuart of Auchlunkart.

'Remarkably handsome' tollhouse where 'very moderate pontage'

was collected.

Tollhouse of unusually grandoise design.

Suspension bridge superseded by present bridge in 1952.

Upgraded: B to A, 24.3.88.



ELGIN COURIER, 19 February, 3 and 10 December 1830. ABERDEEN


(1834), pp. 365-6. J R Gray, ROTHES PAST AND PRESENT (1954),

p. 27. Scottish Record Office GD/248/1564/80.

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We list buildings of special architectural or historic interest using the criteria published in the Historic Environment Scotland Policy Statement.

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