New Abbey  Kirkcudbrightshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described New Abbey like this:

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.

New Abbey through time

New Abbey is now part of Dumfries and Galloway district. Click here for graphs and data of how Dumfries and Galloway has changed over two centuries. For statistics about New Abbey itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of New Abbey, in Dumfries and Galloway and Kirkcudbrightshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 20th January 2022

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