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Holy Island, Northumberland

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Holy Island, Northumberland

Administrative CountyNorthumberland
Traditional CountyN'thumb, pre-1844 in det pt of Durham
OS GridNU1241
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth East
Police AuthorityNorthumbria

Other names by which Holy Island, Northumberland has been known in the past

Holy ~ Holy Iland ~ Inis Medicante ~ Lindefarn ~ Lindesfarn ~ Lindis Farn ~ Lindisfarn ~ Lindisfarne

Holy Island, Northumberland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Holy Island (or Lindisfarne), peninsular par., coast of N. Northumberland, 9½ miles SE. of Berwick on Tweed, 2457 ac. (17 water), 328 tidal water, and 3977 foreshore, pop. 686; P.O.; though insulated at high tide, it is connected with the mainland by sands at low water; is 3 miles long and 1¾ mile broad; in the N. it consists of sand hills, which form a large rabbit warren; the remainder is fertile; on the NE. are a small harbour defended by a battery, a village frequented for sea-bathing, annd a once famous abbey founded in 635 as a hishop's see but destroyed by the Danes in 900.

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