" Monkland, New, par. and vil., N. Lanarkshire, on North Calder Water - par. (containing Airdrie), 19,885 ac., pop. 27,816; vil., 1 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.


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.

Church Records

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.


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