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New Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway

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New Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway

New Galloway is a town in Kells Parish, Kirkcudbrightshire, Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland. It lies on the west side of the valley of the Water of Ken, a mile north of the end of Loch Ken. There were scattered settlements in the area from at least the 13thC (when the nearby Kenmure Castle was first built), but the village was formally founded in the 17th century by the Viscount of Kenmure and granted Royal Burgh status in 1630 - this was to enable it to serve as a market town.
Post townCASTLE DOUGLAS
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyKirkcudbrightshire
OS GridNX6377
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01644
 

Other names by which New Galloway, Dumfries and Galloway has been known in the past

Galloway ~ Galloway New

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

Galloway, New, police and royal burgh with ry. sta., Kells par., Kirkcudbright, on Water of Ken, 5 miles NW. of its sta., 19 N. of Kirkcudbright, and 25 W. of Dumfries -- police burgh, pop. 422; royal burgh, pop. 398; P.O., T.O., and P.O. at New Galloway Station, 1 Bank; has half-yearlyfairs. NewG., along with Wigtown, Stranraer, and Whithorn, returned 1 member till 1885.

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