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LS17 LEEDS - Alwoodley, Bardsey, East Keswick, Eccup, Harewo

Alwoodley is a civil parish and suburb of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England. It is 5 miles (8.0 km) north of central Leeds. The name Alwoodley is said to be a corruption of 'Aethelwaldley', as it was originally known in the Middle Ages, meaning the woodland clearing (ley), at Aethelwald's farm. Alwoodley lies in Leeds 17 which was reported to contain the most expensive area in Yorkshire and the Humber by The Times

Moor Allerton is an area of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The area is situated in North Leeds, near to King Lane and the Leeds Outer Ring Road. The area is mainly made up of post war council housing and has a good reputation. This combined with relatively low house prices has made the area popular with first time buyers. In the 1990s much of the area's Shopping Centre was rebuilt. It now has a large Sainsbury's ,a Homebase a Comet, a newsagency, several other retailers, a library and a public house called The Penny Fun. The centre has previously had a Jones of Oakwood (electronic retailers) and a Burger KingThe earlier part of the centre was opened by Mr Arthur Craven (director of library services) on the 5 March 1982. By 1985 the library had become the busiest branch library in Leeds.

Earthworks of a Roman settlement named Pompocali, with a minor Roman road alongside it.
The birthplace of literary genius William Congreve
Moor Allerton is situated along King Lane, on the outside of the Outer Ring Road. To the West of King Lane is the Black Moor Estate and to the East is the Ling Field Estate, Lingfield Towers, however lies within the Outer Ring Road. The Black Moor Estate has its own amenities. There is a public house called the Cramner Bank as well as a parade of shops with a post office a Happy Shopper, charity shops, a Chinese and an Italian takeaway. Moortown social club is situated on Cramner Gardens.Famous inhabitants of Moor Allert on include former professional golfer Peter Allis.

Bardsey, West Yorkshire, England is a small village in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough 13 km (8 miles) north east of Leeds city centre. The village is in the LS17Leeds postcode district. It is part of the civil parish of Bardsey cum Rigton The village itself lies just off the A58 road between Leeds and Wetherby.

It is a predominantly middle class area with a high proportion of retired residents. Housing is mixed; while most is private, there is council housing situated near Keswick Lane. Facilities include a public house, a sports club (which has an Under 14s and Under 16s football team), a dry cleaner and until March 2007, a garage. Bardsey also has a junior school and a Catholic church, which operates as a satellite to the main Catholic church in Wetherby.

It is a particularly historical area with:

Mention in the 1086 Domesday Book asBerdesei/Bereleseie.

The civil parish boundaries are from Nursery Lane on the South, following the Meanwood Valley Trail on the West, the A61 Harrogate Road on the East. The northern boundaries are in countryside between Harewood to the Northeast and Arthington to the Northwest. Note that Alwoodley Gates is an area to the East of the A61 in the Harewood civil parish.
The Electoral Ward includes the above area, but also Alwoodley Gates to the East and southwards part of Moortown as far as the Leeds Outer Ring Road. This article will include this larger area, which includes certain institutions associated with the area but just outside the civil parish boundary.

The area comprises a large part of the postcode LS17, which contains most of North Leeds and the surrounding countryside. On either side of Alwoodley is Adel, to the west, and Shadwell, to the east. Most of the housing is between Nursery Lane and Alwoodley Lane. The area to the North is mainly countryside, including the Eccup Reservoir and two golf courses.

The Bingley Arms, a pub that claims to be England's oldest public house, and recorded in the Domesday Book, although these claims are disputed.
A motte-and-bailey castle, dating back to post 1066.

The first Saxon tower church in England.


The Church of England parish of Alwoodley is based upon the church of St Barnabas, in the Diocese of Ripon and Leeds. The parish boundaries extend from King Lane in the West to the A58 Wetherby Road to the East, thus including Shadwell. They also include part of Moortown south of the Ring Road around Moortown Corner

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