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Latitude: 55.7945 / 55°47'40"N
Longitude: -3.8515 / 3°51'5"W
OS Eastings: 284017
OS Northings: 657237
OS Grid: NS840572
Mapcode National: GBR 11JF.YP
Mapcode Global: WH4QS.TM47
Plus Code: 9C7RQ4VX+QC
Entry Name: Bridge, Woodypoint Estate, Allanton Road, Bonkle
Listing Name: Bonkle, Allanton Road, Woodypoint Estate, Bridge
Listing Date: 30 March 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395394
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47977
Building Class: Cultural
County: North Lanarkshire
Electoral Ward: Fortissat
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Early 19th century. Shallow segmental bridge supported on triple span segmental arches, with smaller arches flanking broad central arch. Predominantly ashlar sandstone with rusticated abutments and piers. Hoodmoulded arch rings, paired pilasters to wing walls, traces of single pilasters on piers. Parapet missing, road surface grassed over.
A remnant of the Allanton estate that was broken up in 1932, the bridge formerly crossed an ornamental loch on the main drive to Allanton House, James Gillespie Graham, 1785. Stewarts of Allanton carried out extensive improvement programmes across the estate in the early nineteenth century including landscaping, much of the village of Bonkle (see separate listings), Murdostoun Bridge, North and South Lodges (demolished) and a string of U-plan improved farm steadings off the Dura Road to Auchterhead Muir.
The two storey, three bay classical house was destroyed in the 1970s and the A71 cut across the driveway which has now altogether disappeared. The loch has itself been partially drained so that is a fraction of its original size and an embankment dams what is left immediately to the east of the bridge. The bridge now lies within the grounds of a modern private house called the Woodypoint Estate.
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