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Oxenhope, Bradford

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Oxenhope, Bradford

Oxenhope is a village and civil parish with a population of 2,476 near Keighley in the metropolitan borough of Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. Oxenhope railway station is the terminus for the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. Each year in summer the village holds The Oxenhope Straw Race, a team event in which competitors complete a 2.5-mile course around the village carrying a bale of straw and stopping at each pub on the route for a pint of beer.
Administrative CountyBradford
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE0335
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01535

Oxenhope, Bradford in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Oxenhope, small town and eccl. dist. with ry. sta., Bradford par., N. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 5 miles SW. of Keighley - dist., pop. 2860; town, pop. 2443; P.O.; is a growing place, and has stone quarries and worsted mfrs. The town is a local government district.

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