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- Category: A
- Date Added: 22/02/1972
- Local Authority: Moray
- Planning Authority: Moray
- Parish: Boharm
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NJ 31876 51706
- Coordinates: 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'
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Suspension bridge superseded by present bridge in 1952.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
JOURNAL, 9 December 1830. NEW STATISTICAL ACCOUNT xiii
(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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