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Lanark, South Lanarkshire

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Lanark, South Lanarkshire

Lanark is a small town in the central belt of Scotland. Its population of 8,253 makes it the 100th largest settlement in Scotland. The name is believed to come from the Cumbric Lanerc meaning "clear space, glade". Lanark was the county town of the former county of Lanarkshire, though for many years Hamilton was the county town, before the formation of Strathclyde. Lanark railway station and coach station have frequent services to Glasgow.
Post townLANARK
Administrative CountySouth Lanarkshire
Traditional CountyLanarkshire
OS GridNS8843
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01555
Population8,253
 

Other names by which Lanark, South Lanarkshire has been known in the past

Lanark New ~ Lanerk ~ Lanric ~ Llanerch ~ New Lanark

Lanark, South Lanarkshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

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.

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