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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
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
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.
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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