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Latitude: 55.8687 / 55°52'7"N
Longitude: -3.9684 / 3°58'6"W
OS Eastings: 276920
OS Northings: 665697
OS Grid: NS769656
Mapcode National: GBR 00QL.N2
Mapcode Global: WH4QC.0RKC
Plus Code: 9C7RV29J+FJ
Entry Name: Stanley Old College Gate, North Biggar Road, Airdrie
Listing Name: North Biggar Road, Stanley Old College Gate Fragment
Listing Date: 21 March 2002
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 395985
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48556
Building Class: Cultural
County: North Lanarkshire
Electoral Ward: Airdrie Central
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Tagged with: Gate
OLD COLLEGE GATES: 1636. part of entrance gateway moved from Old College, Glasgow. 2 rubble piers supporting stone lintel and strapwork pediment. Weathervane to apex, later addition (gate stands within the boundary of lot 5)
Originally named Stanley House the name has been changed upon the surrounding grounds being sold off as building lots. Local legend has it that the house was built for the new minister by a local landowner's daughter in an unsuccessful attempt to win his hand. It is not known how the Glasgow Old College gate came to be in the grounds of Stanley House though most of the college was variously relocated when the railway cut through its city centre site in the earlier 19th century.
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