Inscription, Old Toll Pillar, Bloody Bush

  • Description

    "The inscription reads: THE MARCH BETWEEN NORTHUMBERLAND AND ROXBURGHSHIRE [left] Willowbog, the Property of Sir J.E. Swinburn Bart. Capheaton [right] Dinlabyre, the Property of William Oliver Rutherford, Esqr. Private Road upon which a Toll Gate is erected near Oakenshaw Bridge at which the following Toll rates are exacted, viz.:- 1st For horses employed in leading coals - 2d. each 2nd All other horses - 3d. do. 3rd Cattle - 1d. do. 4th Sheep, Calves, Swine - 1/2d. do. The above tolls exacted once a day. N.B.-Persons evading or refusing to pay at the above mentioned toll gate will be prosecuted for trespass. DISTANCES FROM THIS PLACE BLOODY BUSH To Lewisburn Colliery - 5 miles Mounces - 8 do. Bellingham - 23 do. Hexham - 37 do. Dinlabyre - 31/2 do. Castleton - 71/2 do. Hawick - 21 do. Jedburgh - 25 do." Photo by Andrew Curtis, 2014.
  • Owner

    Andrew Curtis
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/4153726
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Peter Smith
    Last modified: 4 years, 5 months ago
    Viewed: 399 times
    Picture Taken: 2014-09-06
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