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Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

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Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway

Newton Stewart is a former burgh town lying within the Penninghame (old civil parish area) and Machars peninsula, Wigtownshire, Dumfries and Galloway. The town lies around the River Cree with the majority of the town to the west of the river, and is sometimes referred to as the "Gateway to the Galloway Hills". Newton Stewart has also recently been twinned with the French town of Marcoussis. The main local industries are agriculture, forestry and tourism.
Post townNEWTON STEWART
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyWigtownshire
OS GridNX4065
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01671
Population3,573 (2001 Census)
 

Newton Stewart, Dumfries and Galloway in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Newton Stewart, police burgh, Penninghame par., Wigtownshire, and market town, including also the suburb of Creebridge, in Minnigaff par., Kirkcudbrightshire, on river Cree, 23 ½ miles E. by N. of Stranraer and 50 miles W. by S. of Dumfries by rail - police burgh, pop. 2645; town, pop. (including 425 in Creebridge) 3070; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. Newton Stewart has 2 endowed schools. The river is here spanned by a 5-arched bridge.

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