Dundee City

Mains of Claverhouse
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Mains of Claverhouse

A district of N Dundee City, Claverhouse lies on the Dighty Water, just over 2 miles (3 km) north of the city centre. A monument marks the site of a former mansionhouse which was the home of John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee (1643-89). A bleachfield, once the largest in Dundee, was established here in the 1780s and a mill was manufacturing jute here in the 19th century. The mill buildings at Mains of Claverhouse have been retained as the centrepiece of a modern housing development and form part of a conservation area. Agricultural small-holdings were constructed at Barns of Claverhouse, to the northeast, in the 1930s but these have been overtaken by a further private housing development (2007).

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