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New Monkland

" Monkland, New, par. and vil., N. Lanarkshire, on North Calder Water - par. (containing Airdrie), 19,885 ac., pop. 27,816; vil., 1½ mile NW. of Airdrie, pop. (including Glenmavis) 369; Monkland is rich in coal and ironstone; Monkland Well, a chalybeate spring, was formerly famous. "

From John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887


There are  two main cemeteries in New Monkland. One is named  "New Monkland Cemetery" and is situated within the town of Airdrie. The other is named "Old Monkland Cemetery," and is situated within the town of Coatbridge. For all enquiries about Cemeteries in North Lanarkshire contact:-

North Lanarkshire Council
Cemeteries Office, 
1 Southerhouse Rd, 
Lanarkshire ML5 4AA

It is understood that they will normally only accept written requests for information.

You can also perform a more selective search for churches in the New Monkland area or see them printed on a map.

Church History

Dates of Old Parish Registers

On Friday 30th November 1683, John Whitelaw from New Monkland was executed with other Covenanters. He became known as the Monklands Martyr.

Local Information
A web site for the Monklands area of Lanarkshire can be found at   This site includes pages devoted to Genealogy, including their Family History Information Exchange Board, as well as information and photographs from towns in the Monklands area.

For History and Information on the town of Airdrie visit  This site  covers all manner of information about the town and a Message Board which has been used by several overseas visitors looking for relatives and friends.

Description and Travel

You can see pictures of New Monkland which are provided by:


Ask the GENUKI Gazetteer for a calculation of the distance from New Monkland to another place.

Historical Geography

You can see the administrative areas in which New Monkland has been placed at times in the past. Select one to see a link to a map of that particular area.

Ask for a calculation of the distance from New Monkland to another place.


You can see maps centred on OS grid reference NS752677 (Lat/Lon: 55.886265, -3.996872), New Monkland which are provided by:


The local newspaper for the area is the Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser