Lindores Road, SM5

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Lindores Abbey, just outside the village of Lindores in Fife, Scotland, was built in about 1191 by David, Earl of Huntingdon who had been given the land by his brother, the Scottish king, William I. The name derives from the Gaelic elements Lann meaning church and Dobhar, meaning water, literally church of the water, possibly in reference to an ancient church in the area. The abbey closed in 1559. Today it’s a scotch whiskey distillery. Like many of the roads on the St Helier’s estate this is named after British monasteries and abbeys in remembrance of the area’s historic ownership by Westminster Abbey. The road names are in alphabetical order, of which Aberconway Road in the north west of the estate is first.

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