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Boat O' Brig, Tollhouse

Toll House (19th Century)

Site Name Boat O' Brig, Tollhouse

Classification Toll House (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Boat O' Brig, Bridge Cottage; Boat Of Brig Tollhouse

Canmore ID 90617

Site Number NJ35SW 19

NGR NJ 31876 51706

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Moray
  • Parish Boharm
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District Moray
  • Former County Banffshire

Listed Building Area Survey 2013-14 (5 September 2013)

Small single storey, five bay tollhouse with portico supported on four Doric columns.

Archaeology Notes

NJ35SW 19 31876 51706

Bridge Cottage [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1981.

For adjacent and corresponding road bridge, see NJ35SW 18.00.

(Location cited as NJ 318 517). The tollhouse is particularly fine, a single storey, 5-bay building with a tetrastyle Doric portico.

J R Hume 1977.

Site Management (22 September 2008)

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.

There was a medieval bridge at Boat of Brig built by Muriel de Polloc, the tolls supporting the hospital of St Nicholas site nearby. 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. (Historic Scotland)


Photographic Survey (5 September 2013)

Photographed for the Listed Building Area Survey 2013-14.


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