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Hensingham is a suburb of the Cumbrian town of Whitehaven. The village is located to the south-east of Whitehaven on the A595 road, close to the Mirehouse housing estate and Moresby Parks. It has a Spar convenience store and several pubs – including The Distressed Sailors, The Lowther Arms, and The Richmond. It is close to Whitehaven fire station and to three schools; Hensingham Primary School, St Benedict's Roman Catholic High School, and Whitehaven School.
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Hensingham, Cumbria in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Hensingham, township and vil., St Bees par., W. Cumberland, 1 mile SE. of Whitehaven, 2250 ac., pop. 2064; P.O.; in vicinity of vil. is the seat of H. House.
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