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New Lanark View from NE of Mill Nos 2 (background) and 3 (foreground), lade in foreground

SC 608524

Description New Lanark View from NE of Mill Nos 2 (background) and 3 (foreground), lade in foreground

Date 1968

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 608524

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content New Lanark Mills, South Lanarkshire New Lanark Mills were established by David Dale and Richard Arkwright, the first mill being opened in 1786. Four mills were built before Robert Owen took over the management of the mills in 1799. In 1881 they were adapted to make fishing nets and canvas, as well as continuing to spin cotton. Looking along the lade, this shows part of No 3 Mill on the left, No 2 Mill in the centre (as widened in the 1880s when No 4 Mill was demolished after a fire), and No 1 Mill at the end of the lade. The metal casings are covered chutes for sliding materials into the ground floor of No 3 Mill, for shipment. This photograph was taken after the Gourock Ropework Co Ltd, owners of the mills, had closed them, and dismantling of machinery had already begun. The mills have had a chequered history since then, but have been largely restored, and achieved World Heritage Site status in 2001. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H68/445/1D


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) Papers of Professor John R Hume, economic and industrial historian, Glasgow, Scotland

> Item Level (SC 608524) New Lanark View from NE of Mill Nos 2 (background) and 3 (foreground), lade in foreground

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