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TITLE
The Old Toll House, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_273369_065
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
CREATOR
Pierre Delavault
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
31788
KEYWORDS
drawings
visual art
houses
The Old Toll House, Inverness

This drawing of the Old Toll House in Inverness is taken from 'Old Inverness' by Pierre Delavault (published in 1903).

The description which accompanies this image notes that the building depicted stands at Stoneyfield, on the east side of Inverness. It is noted that it is one of the few remaining toll house buildings in the Inverness area, another being at Clachnaharry. 'They recall the days when contributions were directly levied on the traffic for the support of the roads, and when daily coaches ran instead of trains.'

In 1903, Pierre Delavault, the creator of this print, described the Nairn road as 'very quiet'; but by 1967, when this edition was published, it was described as 'one of the busiest roads in the North'.

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The Old Toll House, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

drawings; visual art; houses

Highland Libraries

Old Inverness by Pierre Delavault (1903)

This drawing of the Old Toll House in Inverness is taken from 'Old Inverness' by Pierre Delavault (published in 1903).<br /> <br /> The description which accompanies this image notes that the building depicted stands at Stoneyfield, on the east side of Inverness. It is noted that it is one of the few remaining toll house buildings in the Inverness area, another being at Clachnaharry. 'They recall the days when contributions were directly levied on the traffic for the support of the roads, and when daily coaches ran instead of trains.' <br /> <br /> In 1903, Pierre Delavault, the creator of this print, described the Nairn road as 'very quiet'; but by 1967, when this edition was published, it was described as 'one of the busiest roads in the North'.