Halton Moor is a district of east Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The area is three miles to the east of Leeds city centre, and is close to the A63 dual carriageway. It is situated between Killingbeck to the north, Temple Newsam to the south, East End Park to the west and Halton and Colton to the east. It is also close to Whitkirk. The area is mainly a council housing estate with approximately 1000 homes, made up of mainly semi-detached houses, with some detached houses, some terraced houses and some high rise blocks.
The suburb is 4 mi (6 km) to the east of Leeds city centre and lies in the LS15 Leeds postcode area. Cross Gates is popular with local shoppers as an alternative to Leeds city centre as it contains its own shopping centre - the Cross Gates Arndale Centre now know as the Crossgates Shopping Centre - complete with branches of some major High Street traders, in addition to many more independent shops and local library serving the local populace
Austhorpe is a civil parish in east Leeds, West Yorkshire, England that is situated between Pendas Fields to the north, Whitkirk to the west, Cross Gates to the north-west and Colton to the south-west.
Halton Moor was recently the focus of television series CCTV Cities in which journalist Donal MacIntyre focused on crime and delinquency in the area. The programme showed arson on Bonfire Night (during which police were attacked with fireworks), car theft, joyriding. When the police attempted to seize a stolen vehicle, they were forced to retreat when missiles were thrown at them, the car was regained by the criminals and later found abandoned after being used in a ram raid robbery.
Barwick-in-Elmet dates back to between 200-600 BC. The earthworks at Wendel Hill and Hall Tower Hill are perhaps the oldest settlements in the area. There is reference to an agricultural settlement in the Domesday Book. From a taxation survey, it is known that in 1379 there were 197 adults living in about 100 households.
Barwick-in-Elmet is a village 6 miles (10 km) east of the centre of but still part of the City of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
On 10 September 2008, the Yorkshire Evening Post reported that Leeds City Council spent £119,000 each year on employing security guards to patrol the car parks at East Leeds Leisure Centre, to prevent car thefts and vandalism. This has led Leeds City Council to consider moving the facilities to York Road. A Wetherby councillor highlighted other troubled centres cost between £25,000 and £30,000 each year to patrol. It was suggested that centres where this issue is not a problem suffered because of this and the YEP stated that Bramley Baths, Aireborough (Guiseley), Pudsey, Scott Hall, Kirkstall, Rothwell and Wetherby leisure centres could all be improved if centres like Halton Moor and Middleton were closed.
The Cross Gates to Wetherby railway line opened in 1874, with a station in nearby Scholes, enabling residents to commute to Leeds city centre. This service remained running until 1965, when the line closed under the Beeching Axe.
Throughout the 20th century the village grew with many modern houses being built in and around the village by both private developers and the local corporations. During this period many of the older cottages in the village centre were converted into shops and other small business premises.
For some time the Manor was in the ownership of the Gascoigne family. In the seventeenth century and there are records indicating that in the following century there were around 240 families living in the parish. In 1720 the first known school in Barwick in Elmet opened. By 1821 the parish had a population of 1,481.
Barwick-in-Elmet is referred to locally as simply Barwick, with a silent 'w' pronounced "Bar-rick". In the Domesday Book of 1086 the area was known as Berewit and Berewith. The village is noted for its Maypole raising and lowering which is a public event that typically brings large crow
Austhorpe is home to a large business park, Thorpe Park, and this includes a large hotel. The housing is largely detached or semi-detached. The area is 5 miles to the east of Leeds city centre, and is close to the A463 dual carriageway and M1 motorway.
The amenities of West Park lie in two main areas, on Otley Road there are several shops, a post office, a laundrette, a specialist runners shop, an estate agency, Indian and Italian restaurants. The main parade of shops on Otley Road has Dutch fronts. There are amenities on the Moor Grange estate around Spen Lane and Butcher Hill, which include: the West Park Centre (an educational facility in the premises of the former West Park High School), Abbey Grange Church of England High School, St Chad's Church of England Primary School, St Andrew's church which also houses the offices of STEP (Supporting The Elderly People), a doctor's surgery, a post office, a beautician, hair salons, cafés, a Co-op supermarket, newsagents, takeaways, a pet shop, a charity shop, a window and glazing store, a florist, a launderette, and a public house called 'The Dalesman'. Lawnswood School lies in between West Park and Lawnswood. West Park lies close to Headingley and Horsforth which have larger local centres.
Cross Gates is a large suburb in east Leeds, West Yorkshire,England.
It is situated between Seacroft to the north, Whitkirk and Colton to the south, Killingbeck to the west and Austhorpe to the south east. Manston and Pendas Fields are generally regarded as part of Cross Gates.
It is one of only three places in the area to be explicitly associated with the ancient Celtic kingdom of Elmet, the others being Scholes-in-Elmet and Sherburn-in-Elmet. It is part of the civil parish of Barwick in Elmet and Scholes and lies in the LS15 postcode district.
West Park is a suburb of north-west Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, north of Headingley. It is a mixed area of private suburban housing and suburban council estates. The name derives from its main park (approximately 500 metres north-south by 300 metres east-west) containing playing fields together with a conservation area of grassy meadow ending in woodland. The largest housing estate in West Park is Moor Grange.
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