Clement Park

A residential district of Dundee, Clement Park lies 2 miles (3 km) northwest of the city centre, to the south of Dunsinane Industrial Estate. The district comprises a core of inter-war two-storey semi-detached houses with red pantile roofs, large 1930s bungalows to the west and terraces of 1950s social-housing flats to the east. Much of the social housing has been sold under right-to-buy legislation. Clement Park takes its name from a fine Jacobean-style mansion build in 1854 for James Cox. This is the last remaining of three mansions built hereabouts for the Cox Brothers, jute barons who ran nearby Camperdown Works, the others being Foggylee and Beechwood, which lay immediately to the east. Clement Park served as a Salvation Army home for unmarried mothers from 1929, known as Florence Booth House, and as a children's home from 1970. The children's home closed in 1991 and the house became Clement Park Hostel for the homeless. In 2006 the Salvation Army sold the property which was redeveloped as ten private flats with new-build homes in the grounds.

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