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New Abbey shown within Dumfries and Galloway
|Population||82 (2001 Census)|
|Council area||Dumfries and Galloway|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Dumfries and Galloway|
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. Loch Kindar has a crannog and the village has the remains of Kirk Kindar (this was the parish church until just after 1633 when it was transferred to the refectory of the suppressed Sweetheart Abbey) on an island located just outside the village.
The village is host to a saw mill, two hotels, a village shop, a coffee shop, a primary school, a doctor's surgery, a village hall, a bowling green, a football pitch - Maryfield Park (home to Abbey Vale FC), a Church of Scotland church, a Roman Catholic church and the Shambellie House Museum of Costume.
The village has many walks on offer including the steps up to the Waterloo Monument. The village has two burns that flow through it including the New Abbey Pow which runs into the River Nith Estuary and the Sheep Burn.
- Dougie Sharpe - Scottish League internationalist footballer and long time servant to Queen of the South from the club's days in Scotland's top division.
- Sir William Patterson, founder of the Bank of England, was buried in the village in 1719.
- James MacKenzie, recipient of the Victoria Cross for bravery
List of listed buildings
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