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Comparative plans - analysis of dwelling units including Braxfield Row, Long Row, Caithness Row, Double Row, and New Buildings.

DC 10642

Description Comparative plans - analysis of dwelling units including Braxfield Row, Long Row, Caithness Row, Double Row, and New Buildings.

Date 1979

Catalogue Number DC 10642

Category Prints and Drawings

Copies A 62069, SC 344777, SC 344778, SC 344779, SC 344780, SC 344781, SC 344782, SC 344783, SC 344787, SC 344794, SC 344797

Scope and Content Plan of workers' dwellings at New Buildings, New Lanark New Lanark was founded in 1785 by David Dale and Richard Arkwright. It passed to Dale's son-in-law, Robert Owen, in 1799. Owen developed the village into a model community, aiming to make it both profitable and humane. There were 1,300 employees in the 1790s when the houses were built under Dale's leadership. The New Buildings were tenement blocks of double room depth. Each dwelling would have a fire, box-beds and a scullery. When Owen took over he wanted to improve housing and sanitation in the village. He issued regulations, saying that each house had to be cleaned weekly and had to be whitewashed annually. No cattle, pigs, poultry or dogs were to be kept on the premises. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

Medium Ink on triplex

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