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Biggar, Cumbria

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Biggar, Cumbria

Biggar is a village towards the south of Walney Island in Cumbria, England. Along with the village of North Scale, it is the oldest settlement on the island. It now forms part of the Borough of Barrow-in-Furness. Furness Abbey records from 1292 mention a grange at Biggar, of around 100 acres in size. Biggar Dyke was built in the Sixteenth century [when the village was part of Dalton Parish] as coastal defence for the village and island.
Administrative CountyCumbria
Traditional CountyLancashire
OS GridSD1966
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionNorth West
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityCumbria
 

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