NH7782 : Tolbooth lion, High Street

taken 4 years ago, near to Tain, Highland, Great Britain

Tolbooth lion, High Street
Tolbooth lion, High Street
The lion sculpture above the entrance to the town's tolbooth signifies Tain's status as a royal burgh in former times. Royal burghs were established by royal charter from the 12th century onwards. These charters accorded resident freemen of the burgh (burgesses) specific privileges, chief of which was the right to hold markets and fairs that generated revenue in the form of tolls charged to those entering the burgh and selling goods. Royal burghs alone had a right to engage in foreign trade, the products of which could be sold at market. For more see LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 4 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 11 October, 2013
Geographical Context
City, Town centre 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 7795 8219 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:48.7562N 4:3.3541W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 7794 8218
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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