- TOLLCROSS, a village, in the late quoad sacra parish of Shettleston, parish of Barony, suburbs of the city of Glasgow, and county of Lanark, 2 miles (E. by S.) from Glasgow; containing 1767 inhabitants. This populous and prosperous village owes its origin to the establishment of the Clyde iron-works, in the immediate vicinity, at which, and also in the neighbouring collieries, its population, for the most part, is employed; but some of the inhabitants are engaged in the manufactures of the district, principally hand-loom weaving. The road from Holytown to Glasgow passes through. Tollcross House, the property of the Misses Dunlop, is a handsome mansion, built about the middle of the 17th century, and subsequently enlarged and improved.
A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. Samuel Lewis. 1856.
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