A district within Govan, between Shieldhall and Fairfield on the south bank of the River Clyde, Linthouse lies 3 miles (5 km) west of Glasgow city centre. Linthouse had been the property of the Spruels for centuries, but was sold to a Glasgow banker, Robert Watson, would soon built a classical mansion c.1820. The community grew in association with ship-building, but faced decline along with this industry. The Clyde Tunnel (often referred to as the Linthouse Tunnel) was built 1957-64, connecting Linthouse with Whiteinch on the opposite bank of the river. The Linthouse Housing Association was established in 1974 and now represents one of the oldest housing associations in Glasgow. The Linthouse Urban Village was created in 2003 to assist in the regeneration of the area.

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