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Latitude: 57.5503 / 57°33'1"N
Longitude: -3.1399 / 3°8'23"W
OS Eastings: 331876
OS Northings: 851706
OS Grid: NJ318517
Mapcode National: GBR L8MR.SFJ
Mapcode Global: WH6JW.RH06
Entry Name: Boat of Brig Tollhouse
Listing Date: 22 February 1972
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 333222
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2324
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Speyside Glenlivet
Traditional County: Banffshire
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.
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Suspension bridge superseded by present bridge in 1952.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.
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