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Latitude: 55.7921 / 55°47'31"N
Longitude: -3.8577 / 3°51'27"W
OS Eastings: 283622
OS Northings: 656978
OS Grid: NS836569
Mapcode National: GBR 11HG.MK
Mapcode Global: WH4QS.QP63
Entry Name: Bonkle, 1 Church Road
Listing Date: 30 March 2001
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395398
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47980
Building Class: Cultural
County: North Lanarkshire
Electoral Ward: Fortissat
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
1813. Single storey, 3-bay, rectangular-plan, gabled former toll-house. Semicircular-plan columned porch with piended roof. Yellow ashlar sandstone. Base course, cavetto moulded cornice.
W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: 2-leaf door to centre with steps up to advanced semicircular porch; 4 plain Doric columns supporting entablature, piended roof. Bipartite windows with stone mullions, projecting cills and penticed stone canopies to flanking bays.
E (REAR) ELEVATION: completely obscured by modern addition, including full-length box dormers.
N (SIDE) ELEVATION: harled.
S (SIDE) ELEVATION: single window, harled.
Plate glass timber sash and case windows to front, modern glazing to side and rear. Grey slates to front, box dormer to rear. Harled, coped stone gable end stacks. Cast-iron rainwater goods.
INTERIOR: not seen 2000.
Former toll house for the Edinburgh-Ayr road as it passed through the Allanton Estate, known locally as 'The Pillars'. The road switched its route to pass to the north of the house in 1817 when Allanton Loch was created flooding the old toll road. Built as part of the Stewarts of Allanton estate improvement programme 1800-1820. The North and South Lodges of James Gillespie Graham's Allanton House were built in a similar style with a semicircular columned porch but these have been lost.
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