Scheduled Monument

New Lanark, Rosedale Street, tenement stair at 11 Double RowSM8134

Status: Designated


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Date Added
Industrial: house, associated office; textiles, Secular: tenement
Local Authority
South Lanarkshire
NS 87850 42682
287850, 642682


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.

Statement of National Importance

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.




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.

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