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Bonkle, Murdostoun Road, Murdostoun Bridge

A Category B Listed Building in Cambusnethan, North Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.793 / 55°47'34"N

Longitude: -3.8591 / 3°51'32"W

OS Eastings: 283535

OS Northings: 657085

OS Grid: NS835570

Mapcode National: GBR 11HG.96

Mapcode Global: WH4QS.PNJD

Entry Name: Bonkle, Murdostoun Road, Murdostoun Bridge

Listing Date: 24 October 1978

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 331051

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB669

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cambusnethan

County: North Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Fortissat

Parish: Cambusnethan

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Dated 1817. Single span segmental-arch bridge. Predominantly yellow ashlar sandstone, chamfered wing wall and further wing walls; hoodmoulded arch ring; low ashlar parapets.

Statement of Interest

Murdostoun Bridge crosses the South Calder which divided the Murdostoun Estate from the Allanton estate. The river is also the parish boundary so Murdostoun Castle is listed under Shotts parish. Equidistant between the Allanton estate village of Bonkle and Murdostoun Castle. The bridge was probably built by the Stewarts of Allanton, stylistically it is similar to the triple span Allanton House bridge (see separate listing). The date of 1817 matches many of the cottages in Bonkle, the Allanton estate village whereas the Murdostoun estate was unoccupied at this time.

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