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New Lanark, Rosedale Street, tenement stair at 11 Double Row

A Scheduled Monument in Clydesdale North, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.6647 / 55°39'52"N

Longitude: -3.7844 / 3°47'3"W

OS Eastings: 287850

OS Northings: 642682

OS Grid: NS878426

Mapcode National: GBR 220Y.H6

Mapcode Global: WH5SJ.VW28

Entry Name: New Lanark, Rosedale Street, tenement stair at 11 Double Row

Scheduled Date: 3 June 1999

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Source ID: SM8134

Schedule Class: Cultural

Category: Industrial: textiles; Secular: tenement

Location: Lanark

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Clydesdale North

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

Description

The monument comprises a tenement and stair (formerly known as 11 Double Row and 9 Waterside, now as 109-119 Rosedale Street) within the mill village of New Lanark.

The provision of good quality housing for those employed in the cotton mills powered by the waters of the adjacent Falls of Clyde, formed a key element of manager Robert Owen's innovative ideas for social welfare at the turn of the 19th century.

11 Double Row (three storeys and an attic) and 9 Waterside (a two-storey basement entered from the rear) form a single tenement of double room depth. The building remains flatted throughout with individual units contained at each floor level. The existing fitments chart the introduction of the public utilities; gas, electricity and running water.

The adaptation of the frame of the traditional box bed to form a walk-in cupboard entered by a panelled doorway and the survival of several layers of wallpaper in situ are valuable pointers to changes in the social milieu of the tenement dwellers over several decades.

The area to be scheduled is rectangular on plan, measuring 12m WNW-ESE by 8m transversely, to include the tenement and all the fitments therein, as indicated in red on the accompanying map extract.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Statement of Scheduling

The monument is of national importance as a rare example of a tenement which was built in the early 19th century and has not been modernised to the standards of the late 20th century. It retains many period features and has the potential to add to our knowledge of social history and domestic architecture over a period of some 150 years.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

Sources

Bibliography

References:

Allen, N. (1986) David Dale, Robert Owen and the history of New Lanark.

Butt, J. (1967) The Industrial Archaeology of Scotland.

Butt, J. (1971) Donnachie J. R. and Hume, J., Robert Owen of New Lanark, Journal of Industrial Archaeology, Vol. 8.

Dunhill, N., (1965) The History of New Lanark, Journal of Industrial Archaeology, Vol. 3.

Source: Historic Environment Scotland

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