Claverhouse

Claverhouse (also known as Barns of Claverhouse) is a residential area located on the northern outskirts of Dundee, Scotland with the city centre located 2 miles (3.2 km) from the area.

Claverhouse
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Claverhouse is located in Dundee
Claverhouse
Claverhouse
Location within the City of Dundee
OS grid referenceNO4033
Council area
Lieutenancy area
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townDUNDEE
Postcode districtDD4
Dialling code01382
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
56°29′35″N 2°57′54″W / 56.493°N 2.965°W / 56.493; -2.965Coordinates: 56°29′35″N 2°57′54″W / 56.493°N 2.965°W / 56.493; -2.965

OverviewEdit

Claverhouse is primarily an affluent residential area and is one of the wealthier areas in Dundee alongside Broughty Ferry and the West End of Dundee. The area is surrounded by natural parkland, reservoirs and a burn and is a popular area for golf and equestrian as well. High end housing communities which feature houses and villas are located within the area.

The Dighty Burn runs past through Claverhouse underneath a bridge from the west which continues to flow to the east. Located near to Claverhouse is Mains Castle and Caird Park as well as the A90 road northbound to Aberdeen through Forfar Road.

Claverhouse is also the location of where the news and media company, Dundee Culture is based.

HistoryEdit

John Graham of Claverhouse (1648–1689), known to history as "Bonnie Dundee" or "Bluidy Clavers" by his supporters and detractors respectively, was the laird of Claverhouse. The Graham family, including John Graham owned the area of Claverhouse in the 1600s. References to John Graham and his viscountcy were used for street names as part of the Claverhouse Braes community.

The Claverhouse Bleachworks factory opened in the late 1770s and closed in the 1970s. Claverhouse Bleachfield had a chimney and a counting house which housed a bell and a clock tower. The bell has been removed although the clock tower and the chimney of the bleachwork factory still stand in Claverhouse.[1]

The nearby Trottick Ponds were used for the Claverhouse Bleachworks factory as a power source and for the mill buildings.

Private residential communities such as Claverhouse Braes,[2] Claver Mill, Emmock Woods and Dalclaverhouse were constructed in Claverhouse in from the late 1990s to the early 2020s.

GovernanceEdit

Claverhouse is in the North East ward of Dundee City Council, represented since May 2012 by Councillors Gregor Murray and Willie Sawers of the Scottish National Party, and Brian Gordon of the Scottish Labour Party.

TransportEdit

Public transport in the area is quite limited compared to other areas in the Dundee area due to the area being quite remote and small, however, a few busses do come to the area with links to the city centre.

Bus routes
Bus route Primary destinations Bus stops Service provider
9 Broughty Ferry
Barnhill
City Centre
Barns of Claverhouse (near John Grahame Avenue) Xplore Dundee
9A
9C Broughty Ferry
City Centre
Ninewells Hospital
10 City Centre
West End
Ninewells Hospital
10A
36 City Centre Barns of Claverhouse (near Middleton Crescent)
36C
236 Barns of Claverhouse (near John Grahame Avenue)
Barns of Claverhouse (near Middleton Crescent)
Moffat and Williamson
(formerly Stagecoach)

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://canmore.org.uk/site/158956/dundee-claverhouse-bleachworks
  2. ^ "Claverhouse Braes". Claverhouse Braes. Retrieved 10 April 2018.