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New Lanark
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New Lanark Mill Hotel and Waterhouses by River Clyde
Population 200 (approx.)
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LANARK
Postcode district ML11
Dialling code 01555
Police Strathclyde
Fire Strathclyde
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Lanark and Hamilton East
Scottish Parliament
  • Clydesdale
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UK
Scotland
55°40′N 3°47′W / 55.66°N 3.78°W / 55.66; -3.78Coordinates: 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.

History

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.

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.

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

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

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