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Gretna, Old Toll Bar

Toll House (Post Medieval)

Site Name Gretna, Old Toll Bar

Classification Toll House (Post Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Scotland's First House; Tollhouse

Canmore ID 151891

Site Number NY36NW 87

NGR NY 32690 67066

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Gretna
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Annandale And Eskdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NY36NW 87 32690 67066

(Location cited as NY 327 761). Tollhouse, c. 1820. A Telford-type tollhouse, with bowed centre bay, now converted to a tearoom. Runaway marriages were celebrated here, as at the nearby smithy (NY 327 763), now almoat unrecognisable as such.

J R Hume 1976.


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