" 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
1 Southerhouse Rd,
Lanarkshire ML5 4AA
It is understood that they will normally only accept written requests for information.
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.
A web site for the Monklands area of Lanarkshire can be found at http://www.monklands.com. 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 http://airdrie.net. 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.
- Churches in New Monkland (NS752677):
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- Details of the administrative areas of which New Monkland has been a part can be seen in Vision of Britain, which contains details of historic boundaries, and more about the place.
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The local newspaper for the area is the Airdrie and Coatbridge Advertiser