1 West Bridge Street

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1 West Bridge Street
J.S.Lees Fish & Poultry Shop.jpg
The building in 2014
Location1 West Bridge Street,
Bridgend, Perth, Scotland
Coordinates56°23′57″N 3°25′24″W / 56.39928°N 3.423459°W / 56.39928; -3.423459Coordinates: 56°23′57″N 3°25′24″W / 56.39928°N 3.423459°W / 56.39928; -3.423459
Builtc. 1800; 222 years ago (1800)
Listed Building – Category C(S)
Designated26 August 1977
Reference no.LB39663
1 West Bridge Street is located in Perth
1 West Bridge Street
Shown in Perth

1 West Bridge Street is an historic building in the Bridgend area of Perth, Scotland. A former tollbooth building, it is a Category C listed building dating to around 1800[1] and is located on the southern side of the eastern end of Perth Bridge. The part of the building that curved around onto Commercial Street has been demolished.[1]

It was one of three toll houses in Perth, the others being on the Edinburgh and Dundee Roads (the latter being the Barnhill Tollhouse). A bye-law on the building's noticeboard specific that locomotives crossing the bridge had to be preceded by a flagbearer. The law was enacted after a locomotive with spiked wheels damaged the road surface.[2]

After its original use, it was J. I. Laing's fruiter, fishmonger and poulterer (as of 1911)[3] and J. S. Lees Fish & Poultry Shop later in its life.[4]

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  1. ^ a b 1 West Bridge Street, Perth, ScotlandHistoric Environment Scotland
  2. ^ "Civic History of Perth from Medieval Times". Perth Civic Trust. Retrieved 2 December 2021.
  3. ^ Leslie's directory for Perth and Kinross (1911)
  4. ^ J. S. Lees Grocers (Former) – Canmore.org.uk