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New Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway

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New Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway

New Abbey is a village in Kirkcudbrightshire, Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland. It is around 8 miles south-west of Dumfries. The summit of the prominent hill Criffel is 2.5 miles to the south. The village has a wealth of history including the ruined Cistercian abbey Sweetheart Abbey, founded by Lady Devorgilla in 1273 to commemorate the death of her husband John Balliol. The monks named the abbey dulce cor (Sweetheart Abbey). The village has a watermill, the New Abbey Corn Mill.
Post townDumfries
Administrative CountyDumfries and Galloway
Traditional CountyKirkcudbrightshire
OS GridNX9666
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Fire and Rescue AuthorityDumfries and Galloway
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01387
Population82 (2001 Census)
 

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

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

New Abbey*, par. and vil., Kirkcudbrightshire-par., 13,199 ac., pop. 906; vil., 7½ miles S. of Dumfries; P.O.; near the vil. is the fine ruin of a Cistercian abbey (Sweetheart Abbey) founded in 1275 by Devergoil.

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