New Lanark

Coordinates: 55°40′N 3°47′W / 55.66°N 3.78°W / 55.66; -3.78
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New Lanark

New Lanark Mill Hotel and Waterhouses by River Clyde
New Lanark is located in South Lanarkshire
New Lanark
New Lanark
Location within South Lanarkshire
Population200 (approx.)
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLANARK
Postcode districtML11
Dialling code01555
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
CriteriaCultural: ii, iv, vi
Inscription2001 (25th Session)
Area146 ha
Buffer zone667 ha
List of places
55°40′N 3°47′W / 55.66°N 3.78°W / 55.66; -3.78

New Lanark is the UNESCO World Heritage Site in the South Lanarkshire, Scotland.[1]

History[change | change source]

New Lanark is a 18th century village and model industrial community with cotton mill buildings, workers' housing, and school. The small town was built by Robert Owen as an experiment in utopian idealism.[1]

Between 1785 and 1968, some buildings were torn down or burned; and some new buildings were built. However, the overall appearance of the village stayed much like it was in the first half of the 19th century.[1]

In 1975, the New Lanark Conservation Trust was established to prevent demolition of the village.[2]

In 2001, New Lanark was named a World Heritage Site.[1]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 UNESCO, "New Lanark"; retrieved 2012-4-21.
  2. Shadows of our Ancestors, "New Lanark" Archived 2012-10-29 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-4-21.

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