|Location Map ( geo)|
|Distance:||2.4 miles (3.9 km)|
|Met:||A8, B802, A73, A8|
|Now part of:||A8010, B8058|
|Route outline (key)|
The original B801 is described as Clarkston - Rawyards - Coatdyke in the 1922 Road Lists.
Starting on the A8 (modern A89) east of Coatbridge the road followed the route of the modern A8010 (an easy renumbering!) along Aitchison Street, High Street, Chapel Street, Aitken Street and Black Street. Then after crossing the A73 it followed the northern arm of the B8058 along Burnhead Road and Connor Street back to the A8.
This route was, however, short-lived and had disappeared by 1932. The western half was A8010 from the outset but the eastern half was B7058 until the 1940s, after which it gained the present B8058 number.