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Abbeytown, Cumbria

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Abbeytown, Cumbria

Abbeytown, also known as Holme Abbey, is a village in Cumbria, England. It was built around the former Cistercian Holmcultram Abbey, the nave of the church of which now serves the parish as St. Mary's Church. On 9 June 2006 the church was set alight in an arson attack which totally devastated the roof of the building, parts of which had been in situ since it was erected 900 years ago, http://www. guardian. co. uk/uk_news/story/0,,1795423,00.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyCumberland
OS GridNY1750
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Fire and Rescue AuthorityCumbria
Ambulance AuthorityNorth West
Dialling code016973
 

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