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Act in favour of bridge toll at Inverness, 1685 (19th-century copy) (Back)

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LOCATION: Inverness
PERIOD: 1680s
OLD COUNTY/PARISH: INVERNESS:Inverness and Bona
CONTRIBUTOR: Inverness Museum and Art Gallery (hand written material)
COLLECTION NAME: Inverness Burgh Documents (2)
DATE OF ORIGINAL: 19th century
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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. In 1685, a subsequent act was passed, allowing the small customs, or tolls, to remain in place after the nineteen years. This document, written in a 19th-century hand, lists the terms of the 1685 act.

The image shows the back 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.



IDENTIFIER: GB1796_2003_011_3

For a glossary of some of the terms used in the Inverness burgh documents click here.

To access 16th and 18th century maps of Inverness click here.

To access a detailed map of Inverness from 1869 click here.

This item is part of a collection held at Inverness Museum & Art Gallery.
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Act in favour of bridge toll at Inverness, 1685 (19th-century copy) (Page 2)

Act in favour of bridge toll at Inverness, 1685 (19th-century copy) (Page 2)





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