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Horsforth, Leeds

Horsforth is a town and civil parish within the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, in West Yorkshire, England, lying to the north west of Leeds. Historically within the West Riding of Yorkshire, it has a population of 18,928. Horsforth was considered to have the largest population of any village in the United Kingdom during the latter part of the 19th century. It became part of the City of Leeds metropolitan borough in 1974, and became a civil parish with town council in 1999.
Post townLEEDS
Administrative CountyLeeds
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE2438
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code0113
Population18,928 (2001)

Other names by which Horsforth, Leeds has been known in the past

Horseforde ~ Horseford ~ Hoseforde

Horsforth, Leeds in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Horsforth, township with ry. sta., Guiseley par., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Aire, 5 miles NW. of Leeds, 2801 ac., pop. 6346; P.O., T.O.; has bleaching works and mfrs. of silk and woollen cloth.

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