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Creetown, Dumfries and Galloway

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Creetown, Dumfries and Galloway

Creetown is a small seaport town in the Stewartry of Kirkcudbright, which forms part of the Galloway in the Dumfries and Galloway council area in south-west Scotland. Its population is about 750 people. It is situated near the head of Wigtown Bay, 18 mi. west of Castle Douglas. The town was originally named Ferrytown of Cree / Creetown was formerly served by the Portpatrick and Wigtownshire Railway.
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyKirkcudbrightshire
OS GridNX4758
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityDumfries and Galloway

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

Creetown, small seaport with ry. sta., W. Kirkcudbrightshire, at head of Wigtown Bay, 6½ miles SE. of Newton-Stewart, pop. 979; P.O., T.O.; in the vicinity are valuable granite quarries. The neighbourhood is the scene of part of Guy Mannering; Dirk Hatteraick's cave is on the coast, 5 miles SE.

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