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Oxenholme
Oxenholme
is a village in England
England
just south of the town of Kendal, with which it has begun to merge. It is best known for Oxenholme
Oxenholme
Lake District railway station on the West Coast Main Line. Because Oxenholme
Oxenholme
does not have its own church it is technically a hamlet.

Contents

1 History 2 Name 3 Governance 4 Crime 5 Health 6 Transport 7 Media 8 Oxenholme
Oxenholme
in the news 9 Location grid 10 References 11 External links

History[edit] Oxenholme
Oxenholme
station opened in 1847 as Kendal
Kendal
Junction and was renamed Oxenholme
Oxenholme
in 1860. The village grew around the station and is named after Oxenholme
Oxenholme
Farm. The station name had the suffix "Lake District" added in 1988. The Grayrigg rail crash
Grayrigg rail crash
happened on 23 February 2007 between Oxenholme and Tebay
Tebay
on the West Coast Main Line. Name[edit] Oxenholme
Oxenholme
is named after a farm which name suggests was a cow farm. It is pronounced Oxen-Home. The village has always been called and spelt Oxenholme. Governance[edit] The village is part of the Kendal
Kendal
civil parish. The village is in the Kendal
Kendal
Oxenholme
Oxenholme
and Natland
Natland
ward in South Lakeland and is currently represented by the Liberal Democrat Brenda Gray. The village is in Cumbria
Cumbria
but before 1974 was in Westmorland. On Cumbria
Cumbria
County Council it is part of the Kendal
Kendal
South ward for which the councillor is also Brenda Gray It is part of the Westmorland
Westmorland
and Lonsdale constituency and the MP is Liberal Democrat Tim Farron. It is in the North West European Parliamentary constituency. Crime[edit] Oxenholme
Oxenholme
has a low crime rate; during 2009 there was only one reported crime, involving a light cable being removed from a trailer. Health[edit] The village is part of the Cumbrian National Health Service
National Health Service
area. Westmorland
Westmorland
General Hospital, which is the local hospital, is located just outside the village. Transport[edit] Oxenholme
Oxenholme
Station, located in the village, is a junction between the West Coast Main Line
West Coast Main Line
and the Windermere Branch Line. The A65 runs through the village and is close to the M6 motorway. The village has nine bus stops and is served by routes 41, 41Q and 561. The nearest airports are Leeds Bradford (62 miles) and Durham Tees Valley (70 miles) and Manchester Airport
Manchester Airport
(78 miles) Media[edit] The local newspaper covering the area is The Westmorland
Westmorland
Gazette. Local radio includes BBC Radio Cumbria
Cumbria
and The Bay. The village is covered by both the ITV Border and BBC North West
BBC North West
TV regions. Oxenholme
Oxenholme
in the news[edit] Oxenholme
Oxenholme
appears in the news more often than a typical settlement of its size. Most of the news is to do with the railway.

On 10 February 1965 fugitive John Middleton shot two policemen while hiding in the waiting room at Oxenholme
Oxenholme
railway station. Carlisle policemen George Russell and Alex Archibald were shot, and Russell died in hospital a few hours later.[1] On 27 May 2006, a 19-year-old man was stabbed aboard a Glasgow-Paignton train as it was coming into the station. A 22-year-old man was jailed for 21 years for the murder in November 2006.[2] The Grayrigg rail crash
Grayrigg rail crash
happened on 23 February 2007 when a Virgin Pendolino train derailed just after leaving the station. The crash left one person dead, and 22 others injured.[3]

Location grid[edit]

Places adjacent to Oxenholme

Kendal

Natland

Oxenholme

Middleshaw

Endmoor

References[edit]

^ Deborah Kuiper (2007-12-28). "Hero PC dies". Hexham Courant. Retrieved 2008-03-15. [dead link] ^ Guardian Unlimited (2006-10-11). "Life sentence for train murder of student". Guardian News and Media Limited. Retrieved 2007-12-02.  ^ BBC News (2007-02-24). "How Cumbria
Cumbria
rail crash unfolded". BBC News. Retrieved 2007-12-02. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Oxenholme.

Oxenholme
Oxenholme
Past: oxenholme.oneplacestudy.org provides further information about Oxenholme's past including details of former residents, past news stories etc.

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