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Newton, Toll Cottage

A Category B Listed Building in Alves, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.65 / 57°39'0"N

Longitude: -3.3979 / 3°23'52"W

OS Eastings: 316666

OS Northings: 863095

OS Grid: NJ166630

Mapcode National: GBR K8ZH.N7F

Mapcode Global: WH6J5.SZ49

Entry Name: Newton, Toll Cottage

Listing Date: 25 April 1989

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333228

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2328

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Alves

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Heldon and Laich

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Description

1822, probably William Robertson. NE facing single
storey, 3-bay cottage. Harled, contrasting painted
tooled and polished ashlar margins and dressings. Centre
entrance with simple Roman Doric columned doorpiece;
flanking and gable windows, each with later cast cable
moulded ogee 'eyebrow' hoodmould decoration painted in
contrasting colours. 4-pane glazing in front windows,
original 9-pane in gable fenestration.
Centre pair ridge stacks with diamond flues; graded
piended local slate roof.
Later single storey wing at rear.

Statement of Interest

Burghead road, joining the main Elgin-Forres road,

opened in 1822. Alexander Forteath of Newton agreed "for

the sum of one hundred guineas to build and finish the

Toll House in a Substantial manner and to have it ready

for the reception of a Toll Keeper against 30th day of

April (1822)'.

William Robertson is known to have worked extensively

for Alexander Forteath and for the Trustees of the Earl

of Fife.

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