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Kirkstall, Leeds

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Kirkstall, Leeds

Kirkstall is a suburb of north-west Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, on the eastern side of the River Aire. To the west is Bramley, to the east is Headingley and to the north is West Park. Kirkstall is around 2 miles from the city centre and is close to the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University. Its main visitor attraction is Kirkstall Abbey. Another landmark is St. Stephen's Church designed by the architect Robert Dennis Chantrell.
Post townLEEDS
Administrative CountyLeeds
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE2635
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code0113
Population20,673
 

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

Kirkstall, eccl. dist. with ry. sta., Leeds par., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, in NW. of Leeds bor., pop. 3430; P.O., T.O.; the station is 3 miles NW. of Wellington Street Station, Leeds; the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey (founded first at Barnoldswick in 1147, and removed to Kirkstall in 1152) are in good preservation; Kirkstall Grange and Kirkstall Hall are seats.

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