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England, Devon, Buckfastleigh. The tower of Buckfast Abbey, home to a Roman Catholic community of Benedictine monks, in a green Devonshire valley on the banks of the River Dart.
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On the southeast edge of the Dartmoor National Park, this market town inspired the Sherlock Holmes mystery The Hound of the Baskervilles, by Arthur Conan Doyle. It also has the well-known terminus of the South Devon Railway, one of the most picturesque in England.

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  • The present abbey was consecrated in 1932, 900 years after its foundation under King Canute (1016-1035). The new church is Norman in style, following the plan of the Cistercian house dissolved under Henry VIII. The High Altar is decorated with gold, ..

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