New Abbey

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New Abbey
Sweetheart Abbey entrance.jpg
Sweetheart Abbey
New Abbey is located in Dumfries and Galloway
New Abbey
New Abbey
New Abbey shown within Dumfries and Galloway
Population 82 (2001 Census)
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Dumfries
Postcode district DG2
Dialling code 01387
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
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Coordinates: 54°58′48″N 3°37′10″W / 54.979888°N 3.619428°W / 54.979888; -3.619428

New Abbey is a village in Dumfries and Galloway, south-west Scotland. It is around 6 miles (10 km) south of Dumfries. The summit of the prominent hill Criffel is 2.5 miles (4.0 km) 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 ("sweet heart"). The village has a watermill, the New Abbey Corn Mill.[1] 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 has a saw mill, a hotel, 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, and a Roman Catholic church.

Two burns flow through the village: the New Abbey Pow which runs into the River Nith Estuary and the Sheep Burn.

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List of listed buildings[edit]

List of listed buildings in New Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway


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