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New Lanark

village in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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]


Related pagesEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 UNESCO, "New Lanark"; retrieved 2012-4-21.
  2. Shadows of our Ancestors, "New Lanark"; retrieved 2012-4-21.

Other websitesEdit

  Media related to New Lanark at Wikimedia Commons