Burton Road

Burton Road is the main A65 road from Kendal to Burton-in-Kendal. Only a small part of the road falls within the boundaries of Oxenholme Village.

Burton Road, approaching Oxenholme from the south. Image courtesy of Google Streetview May 2009


Oxenholme Garage / Filling Station

The following information was contributed by local schoolchildren from St. Marks, Natland to the BBC Domesday Project in 1986:

“The filling station was built in 1910 and is currently owned by Mrs. Pat Dixon who bought it fifteen months ago. Part of the building is used as living accommodation. There are two staff selling Petrofina petrol which is delivered from Preston. The opening times are from 08.00 to 19.00 through the week, 09.00 to 18.00 on Saturdays and 09.00 to 17.00 on Sundays. The station is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. The quietest day is Tuesday, the busiest is Thursday. Holiday traffic also provides a lot of custom. After fuel, cigarettes and oil are most in demand. There are a number of regular customers, mainly from Oxenholme. The current owners have not altered the station, neither have any fires or accidents occurred during their time.

Oxenholme Filling Station, Burton Road 2011 Image courtesy of Google Street View 2011


Mission Hall

The Railway Children’s Choir helped raise the £850 necessary to build the Mission Hall in 1906 on the Burton Road immediately opposite Helmside Cottages. Services were held there on Sunday afternoons and evenings.

The Natland and Oxenholme Women’s Institute was inaugurated there in 1921.

The Mission Hall closed in 1951 and is now home to T.J.S. Northern Ltd civil engineers and construction equipment hire.

The former Mission Hall. Image courtesy of Google Street View 2011.


Reading Room

The former Reading Room on the Burton Road, now a private residence, was provided by the Railway Company for use by the Railway Men’s Institute and a copy of the Lancashire Evening Post could be read there. The building was constructed around the same time as Helmside Cottages were built (1885).

At one point monies were raised in Natland and Oxenholme to convert the Reading Room to a Village Hall for both villages but the stables at St Mark’s Vicarage in Natland were chosen instead for the new Village Hall. The Reading Room finally closed in the 1980s.

The former Reading Room, Burton Road 2011 Image courtesy of Google Street View 2011


Other Properties

Other properties on Burton Road include:

  • Broadlea
  • Glen Daragh
  • Helm Grove
  • Hill Crest
  • Hillslea
  • Moorfields
  • Ormiston
  • Overdale
  • Rose Lea
  • Sizergh View
  • Springfield
  • Thurston
  • Underhill

Please note: The three terraced properties of Bleaswood Close front on to Burton Road.


Page last updated 13 October 2017