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Gatehouse, Heritage Way, Summerlee Ironworks

A Category C Listed Building in Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire

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Latitude: 55.863 / 55°51'46"N

Longitude: -4.0312 / 4°1'52"W

OS Eastings: 272975

OS Northings: 665174

OS Grid: NS729651

Mapcode National: GBR 009N.14

Mapcode Global: WH4QB.1WNR

Plus Code: 9C7QVX79+5G

Entry Name: Gatehouse, Heritage Way, Summerlee Ironworks

Listing Name: Heritage Way, Summerlee Gatehouse Including Boundary Wall

Listing Date: 11 June 2004

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397514

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49870

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Coatbridge

County: North Lanarkshire

Town: Coatbridge

Electoral Ward: Coatbridge North

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Later 19th century. 2-storey, 2-bay symmetrical gatehouse (now offices) with single storey 2-bay projection to E. Stugged stone heavily painted. 1st floor slightly jettied out on corbel course. Base course, projecting cills, eaves band, segmental lintels to front. Dormers breaking eaves. Single storey extension to rear.

W (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: entrance with segmental-arched 2-pane fanlight at ground to centre, bracketed slab hood above entrance Windows in bays to left and right, gabled dormer-heads with corbelled copes. Single storey bays to left with chamfered stone-mullioned bipartite window and single window (formerly door).

S (SIDE) ELEVATION: pitched roof canted triangular bay with 2-light windows. Blind gun loop decoration to gablehead.

N ELEVATION: two-light window to projection; blind gun-loop to gable.

Timber sash and case windows with 4-pane glazing. Grey slates, stone skews; moulded skewputts. Gablehead stacks with circular clay cans. Cast iron rainwater goods.

BOUNDARY WALL: semicircular coped rubble wall running S.

Statement of Interest

Former gate lodge to the Summerlee Ironworks and one of the only buildings from the ironworks to survive intact. Some of the furnaces and the furnace bank have survived and the core of the site is now a scheduled monument. The gate lodge, therefore, is crucial to the industrial heritage of the Coatbridge area. The extension to the N was at one time used as a time office and weighbridge. Restored by the Summerlee Heritage Trust in the early 1990s to form part of the museum. Summerlee Ironworks was set up by Wilson and Co. in 1836. By 1868 there were 8 furnaces in operation and the works was among the biggest in the area, controlling many of the local collieries. The Ironworks closed in 1930 and the majority of the industrial buildings were demolished soon afterwards. The remains of the Ironworks are now a scheduled ancient monument and can be seen at Summerlee Heritage Park.

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