Wetherby Bridge, which spans the River Wharfe, is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a Grade II listed structure. As a result of its situation on the main road, a large number of coaching inns were established in Wetherby, and many are still used today by travellers. The Old Great North Road is still in place and "Toll Bar House" is still present today. It underwent refurbishment in the late 90's but the main part of the house is unchanged apart from the two chimney pots being reversed during the refurbishment.
Historically a part of the Wapentake of Skyrack within the West Riding of Yorkshire, Wetherby is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Wedrebi, thought to derive from wether- or ram-farm or else meaning "settlement on the bend of a river". Local folklore has it that when heavy snow storms hit the county, Wetherby does not get as much because the Weather Goes By.
The village has two pubs, the Old Star Inn and the Half Moon Inn , where Oliver Cromwell is said to have spent the night after the Battle of Marston Moor. There is a Post Office, a variety of shops and service businesses, a sports centre and a primary school. The village church is St Oswald.
Collingham is home to Collingham and Linton Cricket Club which plays in the Airedale-Wharfedale Senior Cricket League. This is located at the Collingham and Linton Sports Association (CALSA), which boasts three indoor squash courts, a football pitch and a cricket pitch. CALSA also has affiliated tennis and hockey sections.
Collingham once had a railway station on the Cross Gates to Wetherby line. The station was named 'Collingham Bridge' to avoid confusion with Collingham railway station in Collingham, Nottinghamshire and was the station before Wetherby railway station. The railway bridge over the River Wharfe, which once ran adjacent to the Linton road bridge (pictured left) was demolished in 1965 when the railway was dismantled. Collingham is now served by the 98, X98 and 99 bus services which run between Leeds City Square and Wetherby Deighton Bar (each running a slightly different route, the 99 terminating instead at Wetherby bus station). These services are run by First Leeds.
The village adjoins the neighbouring village of Linton and the neighbouring town of Wetherby. Between the three places, the only break in buildings is the crossing over the River Wharfe. Between Collingham and Leeds, the A58 is mainly built up by the villages of Bardsey and Scarcroft and the village of Bardsey cum Rigton.
Collingham is a village and civil parish 2 miles (3 km) south east of Wetherby in West Yorkshire, England. It is in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough. The clergyman, theReverend William Mompesson was born there in 1639.
Wetherby is a market town and civil parish within the metropolitan borough of the City of Leeds, in West Yorkshire, England. It stands on the River Wharfe, and has been for centuries a crossing place and staging post on the Great North Road, being mid-way between London and Edinburgh. It has a population of 11,155.
The village school, Lady Elizabeth Hastings Church of England Primary School, is located off the Harewood Road opposite the cricket pitch.
The River Wharfe runs through the village towards Wetherby, as does the main A58 trans-Pennine road. The A659 passes through the village. The River Wharfe is particularly dangerous at Collingham, with undercurrents particularly prevalent, particularly around the Linton Road Bridge and the former viaduct. The Collingham Beck burst its banks in 2007 causing extensive flooding.
The Wetherby golf course extends all the way to the river at Collingham.
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