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Creetown


Dumfries and Galloway

Creetown
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Creetown

A village in the Stewartry, Dumfries and Galloway, Creetown lies on the east bank of the River Cree, 6 miles (10 km) southeast of Newton Stewart. It dates from 1785 when a cotton mill was erected by James McCulloch of Barholm. Six years later in 1791 Creetown was created a burgh of barony. The majority of its houses have been built using local granite which was shipped from the area in large quantities in the 19th Century. Local attractions include a Heritage Museum and a Gem Rock Museum.


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