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Tollcross


Glasgow City

Located to the east of Glasgow City, Tollcross lies between Shettleston and Bridgeton. Originally a small weaving village, it was separated from Shettleston by Tollcross Park. These areas were annexed in 1912, and extended the city boundary to its modern limit. Tollcross House was built in 1848 for the landowner James Dunlop, who was one of the owners of the nearby Clyde Iron Works, and remains extant, converted into flats in 1989. Macfarlane and Lang's Victoria Biscuit Works opened here in 1925 and remains an important employer, now part of the United Biscuits conglomerate making biscuits under the McVitie brand.


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