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Cleethorpes (klēˈthôrps) [key], town (1991 pop. 33,238), North East Lincolnshire, E central England, on the Humber River estuary. It is a popular resort, with many recreational facilities. The nearby Church of Old Clee was dedicated in 1192 by the bishop of Lincoln.

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