Grant will fund dig at Cumbrian abbey

Officials at English Heritage Lottery have announced that the Holm Cultram Abbey in Abbeytown, England has received a grant for UKĀ£48,000 to carry out an extensive at the Cistercian abbey.

Local volunteers will work along with experts to excavate a field near the remaining parish church, where they hope to find the foundations for the medieval abbey. Holm Cultram Abbey, founded in 1150, was the largest monastery in Cumbria.