Please Sign In | Register
Google pluspinterestShare on Stumble UponShare on RedditFacebookShare on Tumblr
TITLE
Act in favour of bridge toll at Inverness, 1681 (19th-century copy) (Page 3)
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_2003_011_6
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
19th century
PERIOD
1680s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
971
KEYWORDS
bridges
bridge tolls
Act in favour of bridge toll at Inverness, 1681 (19th-century copy) (Page 3)

The old stone bridge over the River Ness was built between 1681 and 1685. In 1681, an act was passed allowing small custom charges to be made, for a period of nineteen years, to offset the building and maintenance costs. This document, written in a 19th-century hand, lists the terms of the act. The custom charges are detailed thus:



'for the space of nineteen years after the date hereof. viz:- Six pennies of each Horseman, or horse and load, ffour pennies off each horse or Cow, and two pennies of each ffootman passing alongst the said Bridge.'



The image shows page 3 of the document.



The stone bridge had seven arches and was said to have been partly built of stone from a demolished fort, erected by Oliver Cromwell when his soldiers were based in Inverness. In the bridge's third pier, a vault was built to be used as a prison, measuring only six feet in height and covering an area of ten feet by seven feet. The stone bridge was carried away by the great flood of 1849.

For guidance on the use of images and other content, please see the Terms and Conditions page.
High Life Highland is a company limited by guarantee registered in Scotland No. SC407011 and is a registered Scottish charity No. SC042593
Powered by Capture

Act in favour of bridge toll at Inverness, 1681 (19th-century copy) (Page 3)

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1680s

bridges; bridge tolls;

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

Inverness Burgh Documents (2)

The old stone bridge over the River Ness was built between 1681 and 1685. In 1681, an act was passed allowing small custom charges to be made, for a period of nineteen years, to offset the building and maintenance costs. This document, written in a 19th-century hand, lists the terms of the act. The custom charges are detailed thus:<br /><br /> <br /><br /> 'for the space of nineteen years after the date hereof. viz:- Six pennies of each Horseman, or horse and load, ffour pennies off each horse or Cow, and two pennies of each ffootman passing alongst the said Bridge.'<br /><br /> <br /><br /> The image shows page 3 of the document.<br /><br /> <br /><br /> The stone bridge had seven arches and was said to have been partly built of stone from a demolished fort, erected by Oliver Cromwell when his soldiers were based in Inverness. In the bridge's third pier, a vault was built to be used as a prison, measuring only six feet in height and covering an area of ten feet by seven feet. The stone bridge was carried away by the great flood of 1849.