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Old Coach Road, Old Toll House

A Category C Listed Building in East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.7689 / 55°46'8"N

Longitude: -4.177 / 4°10'37"W

OS Eastings: 263522

OS Northings: 654985

OS Grid: NS635549

Mapcode National: GBR 3V.9KLM

Mapcode Global: WH4QT.T84B

Entry Name: Old Coach Road, Old Toll House

Listing Date: 13 June 2002

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 396086

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB48680

Building Class: Cultural

Location: East Kilbride

County: South Lanarkshire

Town: East Kilbride

Electoral Ward: East Kilbride Central North

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Later 18th century tollhouse; later alterations. Single storey range with flat-roof wing. Coursed stone; base course; quoins; eaves course; raised margins.

SE (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: single bay projection; blocked entrance door (now window) with cornice supported on brackets; corniced gablehead above with clock; single window on left return; entrance door on right return. Single windows in outer bays; single bay wing attached at left.

Modern glazing. Slate roof; straight skews and skewputts; very short stack at right gablehead; remnants of stack at left gablehead; slim, coped stack at gablehead of projection.

Statement of Interest

During the late 18th century the road infrastructure was still very basic in East Kilbride. The Stuarts of Torrance provided financial aid to assist with the construction of 2 turnpike roads; one ran from Glasgow to London, passing through Muirkirk, Dumfries and Carlisle, and the other ran from Ayrshire to Edinburgh, by Eaglesham, Blantyre and Hamilton. A proposal to build a new tollhouse in the 1780s was met with opposition from the town, as there was already one on Coach Road. The opposition was unsuccessful in their attempt to stop the second tollhouse being built; the other tollhouse is at the corner of Graham Avenue (see separate list description).

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