New Abbey Corn Mill
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
The first mill on the site was two-storeys high, but this was enlarged in the 19th century when the original two millstones were augmented by a third. The first recorded miller is Thomas Millar, in 1825, and the last miller was John Clingan, who stopped work following World War II.
The mill as we see it today is like a time capsule, as if Mr Clingan had just closed the doors. Everything is still in its place and complete. The mill machinery is completely restored. You can see it in action during the summer months, as well as the miller's house, which is now the visitor centre and exhibition area, where you can learn more about the role that milling played in everyday life.
It is only a very short walk from New Mill to Sweetheart Abbey, giving you two historic attractions in one visit.
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About New Abbey Corn Mill
Address: The Square, New Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway , Scotland, DG2 8BX
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: At New Abbey village, on A710 near Sweetheart Abbey
Website: New Abbey Corn Mill
New Abbey Corn Mill Photos
OS: NX962 662
Photo Credit: David Ross and Britain Express
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Sweetheart Abbey - 0.2 miles (Abbey)
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Caerlaverock Castle - 4 miles (Castle)
Drumcoltran Tower - 5.8 miles (Castle)
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura - 5.9 miles (Museum)
Robert Burns Mausoleum - 5.9 miles (Historic Building)
Robert Burns House - 6 miles (Museum)
Old Bridge House Museum - 6.1 miles (Museum)
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