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Tollhouse, Port Of Menteith

A Category C Listed Building in Port of Menteith, Stirling, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.185 / 56°11'5"N

Longitude: -4.2849 / 4°17'5"W

OS Eastings: 258284

OS Northings: 701501

OS Grid: NN582015

Mapcode National: GBR 0Y.G9CM

Mapcode Global: WH3MJ.4STW

Plus Code: 9C8Q5PM8+X2

Entry Name: Tollhouse, Port Of Menteith

Listing Name: Port of Menteith, the Toll House

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 348596

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB15073

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Port Of Menteith

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Parish: Port Of Menteith

Traditional County: Perthshire

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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 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.'

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