Blantyre man, James Pollock, a farmer at Stewartfield Farm met with a tragic end on 2nd June 1860.
He had stopped his cart at Greenlees Toll (on way to Cathkin) whilst delivering milk , when his horse suddenly bolted. The unfortunate incident then was made worse when the milk cart was dragged on top of him. James was taken into the toll house, but died inside a short time later.
This was near the end of toll bars and charging carts to pass. The Greenlees toll bar is still there but today, is now an isolated house.
Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:
Martin Milwain that doesn’t bother me with the age of house I always guessed someone will of died in here at some point