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Tollcross Mansion House

Tollcross Mansion House lies at the centre of Tollcross Park in the E of Glasgow, 3 miles (5 km) east southeast of the city centre. The house was built in 1848 by David Bryce (1803-76) in the Scots Baronial style, with Jacobean touches, and is now A-listed. It was home to the Dunlop family, who had made their money initially as tobacco merchants and later through coal. Glasgow Corporation acquired both house and estate in 1897 for 29,000. A Children's Museum was opened within the house in 1905, administered by the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, but closed in 1973 due to the deteriorating state of the building. Tollcross Mansion House was abandoned and eventually threatened with demolition. It was saved by a 2-million restoration project, completed in 1993 and jointly funded by the Christina Mary Hendrie Trust, Historic Scotland, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Development Agency, Scottish Homes and Shettleston Housing Association. By 2003, the building became a care home for the elderly, providing accommodation for twenty-two residents in single rooms. It is owned by Shettleston Housing Association and managed by the Church of Scotland Board of Social Responsibility.


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