Lanark  Lanarkshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Lanark like this:

Lanark, parl. and royal burgh, par., and co. town of Lanarkshire, near river Clyde, 31 miles SE. of Glasgow, and 366 NW. of London by rail--par. 10, 385 ac., pop. 7580; royal burgh, pop. 5874; parl. burgh and town, pop. 4910; P.O., T.O., 4 Banks. Market-days, Tuesday and Saturday. ...

Lanark is an ancient place, said to have been erected mto a royal burgh by Alexander I. The name is associated with the early struggles of Sir William Wallace. The principal industries are weaving, shoemaking, and brewing. The Falls of Clyde, in the neighbourhood, attract numerous visitors. Lanark is one of the Falkirk District of Parliamentary Burghs, which returns 1 member.

Lanark through time

Lanark is now part of South Lanarkshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how South Lanarkshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Lanark itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lanark in South Lanarkshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 28th May 2022

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