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A small settlement in S Angus, Baldovan lies on the Dighty Water on the outskirts of Dundee, half-mile (1 km) north of Downfield and a similar distance southeast of Bridgefoot. By the 19th century, there were several mills here processing textiles and grinding flour and a settlement was constructed in 1830 by the Ogilvie family who owned the Baldovan Estate at that time. The Baldovan Institute opened as an 'Orphanage and Asylum' in 1852, becoming the Strathmartine Hospital in 1959. Closer to Downfield was Baldovan Station on the Dundee & Newtyle railway line, opened in 1831 and closed in 1955. The mills and much of the settlement are gone, but Baldovan House remains to the northeast.

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