Old Photograph Tollhouse Dailly Scotland

Old photograph of the Tollhouse outside Dailly located eight miles South of Maybole in South Ayrshire, Scotland. A tollhouse or toll house is a building with accommodation for a toll collector, beside a tollgate on a toll road or canal. Many tollhouses were built by turnpike trusts in England, Wales and Scotland during the 18th and early 19th centuries. Those built in the early 19th century often had a distinctive bay front to give the pikeman a clear view of the road and to provide a display area for the tollboard, Dailly village was laid out in the 1760s as a coal mining village. In 1849 a fire broke out in Dalquharran Colliery, one of the nearby mines, and continued to burn for 50 years.

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