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Dawsholm


(Dalsholm)

A small district of N Glasgow, Dawsholm lies 3 miles (5 km) northwest of the city centre. The area takes its name from a small farm located between Maryhill and the Garscube Estate in the 19th C. The Dawsholm Paper Works opened in 1783 on the right bank of the River Kelvin and survived until the 1970s. The Dawsholm Bridge still crosses the river here, while Dawholm Park, an industrial estate, and a cleansing depot and recycling centre, operated by Glasgow City Council, are now located here. These occupy the site of the Garscube Colliery, Garscube Brick Works and Glasgow Portland Cement Works, which were later replaced by the Garscube and Dawsholm Chemical Works. Several of the roads hereabouts are erroneously named 'Dalsholm' rather than 'Dawsholm'.


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