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Arkholme -with- Cawood is a small village with 334 inhabitants ( 2001) and a civil parish in Lancashire, England. The place is often referred to simply as Arkholme, because of the additional " Cawood " refers to a forest (English Wood) The place is mentioned in the Doomsday Book as Ergune.
Arkholme lies on a natural hill above the River Lune, which one could cross by ferry or by a ford here. At the eastern edge of the village right on the River Lune are the remains of a fortress from the 12th century. The attachment had been on a man-made hill, a moth, built, whose base now has a diameter of 30 m and a height of 14 m. Excavations have shown that this mountain was again increased to 2.75 m. The castle is one of several castles in the valley of the River Lune, which no longer exist today, but which was once considered an important line of defense against invasions from the north to England, via the mountain pass of Shap Summit and then along the course of the River Lune at Tebay could be accomplished, protected and still demonstrate the frontier nature of the area after the Norman conquest.
At the site of the former fortified tower of the fortress now stands the church of St John the Baptist from the 15th century. Since there are no signs of a church dating from before the Norman Conquest in Arkholme, it is believed that the church is the result of a chapel in the tower. The Church and the surrounding graves have destroyed many archaeological traces of the fortress. The church, which was last rebuilt in 1897, is now a Grade II * listed building.
As a soldier fell from Arkholme in the First World War, which was seen as a special grace, to the place called a Thankful Village.
By 1960 the town had a railway station on the route of the former Furness and Midland Joint Railway which also served as a stop for Kirkby Lonsdale and the track is now part of the railway Leeds - Morecambe. The station building still stands, but has been converted into a residence.