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Jenny Lind

A peripheral residential district of SW Glasgow, Jenny Lind lies between the M77 motorway and the boundary with East Renfrewshire, 1½ miles (2.5 km) north of Newton Mearns. Blocks of social housing were built on open fields here in the 1930s by Glasgow Corporation and the area took its name from a Swedish opera singer, Jenny Lind (1820-87), who is said to stayed here in the 19th century. Private housing was developed to the south in a series of phases from the 1980s. Jenny Lind Court was developed as a gated apartment community from 2011. Deaconsbank Golf Club and Rouken Glen Park lie to the east.

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