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Liff, Angus

Liff is a small hamlet northwest of Dundee in Angus, Scotland. It is the site of Royal Dundee Liff Hospital, a large psychiatric institution situated in the grounds of an expansive estate. The hospital is the successor to the Dundee Lunatic Asylum which, in 1882, moved out of the town of Dundee to new facilities built on the site of Westgreen Farm, Liff. In 1889 Gowrie House was built to the south of the asylum at Westgreen for private patients.
Post townDUNDEE
Administrative CountyAngus
Traditional CountyAngus
OS GridNO3333
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Fire and Rescue AuthorityTayside
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01382

Other names by which Liff, Angus has been known in the past

Liff Benvie and Invergowrie

Liff, Angus in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Liff, Benvie, and Invergowrie, par. and vil. with ry. sta. (Liff), Forfarshire - par. (containing the Logie and Lochee suburbs of Dundee), 7074 ac., pop. 43,190; the vil. (Liff) is 1¾ mile NW. of sta., which is 4½ miles NW. of Dundee; 1 mile NE. of Liff is Muirhead of Lift, place with school.

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