Lindisfarne(redirected from Ancient Diocese and Monastery of Lindisfarne)
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Lindisfarne,England: see Holy IslandHoly Island
, off the coast of Northumberland, NE England. At low tide the island is connected with the mainland by a stretch of sand. It is partly cultivated, and tourism and fishing are important. A church and monastery, built in 635 under St.
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object of first major Viking raid in Britain (792). [Br. Hist.: Grun, 86]
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