Ardersier Toll House

02 March 2014

News Type:
Site of the Month

At the entrance to Ardersier village, travelling from Inverness towards Fort George, the first building within the village limits was built as a tollhouse for the parliamentary road built in the early 1800s. Although earlier roads were built for military purposes, the first large scale programme of building began in the early 1800s, with Thomas Telford the principle surveyor. These new roads were not free, and toll houses were erected at intervals. Tolls were abolished in the 1880s, but a number of toll houses still survive in the Highlands.

Further information

Highland Historic Environment Record MHG 15449 

RCAHMS Canmore id  87275 

A local group is meeting to research Ardersier heritage and to prepare a walk leaflet for the village. See the Ardersier Archive website  for more details about the local heritage in the area.

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