Hensingham

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Hensingham
Whitehaven Hensingham Square.jpeg
Hensingham Square
Hensingham is located in Cumbria
Hensingham
Hensingham
Hensingham shown within Cumbria
Population 4,145 (2011)
OS grid reference NX990166
Civil parish
District
Shire county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town WHITEHAVEN
Postcode district CA28
Dialling code 01946
Police Cumbria
Fire Cumbria
Ambulance North West
EU Parliament North West England
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
CumbriaCoordinates: 54°32′06″N 3°33′36″W / 54.535°N 3.560°W / 54.535; -3.560

Hensingham is a suburb of the Cumbrian town of Whitehaven. The ward population taken at the 2011 census was 4,145.[1]

Historically in Cumberland, the village is located to the south-east of Whitehaven on the A595 road, close to the Mirehouse Housing Estate and Moresby Parks. It has a Spar convenience store and several pubs – including the Distressed Sailor, the Lowther Arms and the Richmond. It is close to Whitehaven Fire Station and to three schools; Hensingham Primary School, St Benedict's Roman Catholic High School and Whitehaven Academy. In Hensingham is the West Cumberland Hospital, the first hospital built in England after the creation of the National Health Service. It was officially opened on 21 October 1964 by Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother. St John's Church is an evangelical Anglican church in this suburb.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Whitehaven ward population 2011". Retrieved 15 June 2015. 

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