Place:Sedbergh, Cumbria, England

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NameSedbergh
Alt namesSebbersource: Wikipedia
Sedbersource: Wikipedia
TypeTown
Coordinates54.333°N 2.517°W
Located inCumbria, England
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Sedbergh ( or ) is a small town in Cumbria, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it lies about east of Kendal and about north of Kirkby Lonsdale. The town sits just within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Sedbergh is at the foot of the Howgill Fells on the north bank of the River Rawthey which joins the River Lune about 2 miles (2 km) below the town.

Sedbergh has a narrow main street lined with shops. From all angles, the hills rising behind the houses can be seen. Until the coming of the Ingleton Branch Line in 1861, these remote places were reachable only by walking over some fairly steep hills. The railway to Sedbergh was closed in 1965.

George Fox, a founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), spoke in St. Andrew's Church (which he called a "steeple house") and on nearby Firbank Fell during his travels in the North of England in 1652. Briggflatts Meeting House was built in 1675. It is the namesake of Basil Bunting's long poem Briggflatts (1966). Sedbergh School is a co-educational boarding school in the town.

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