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Alwoodley, Leeds

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Alwoodley, Leeds

Alwoodley is a civil parish and suburb of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England. It is 5 miles north of central Leeds and is one of the most affluent areas of the city. 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. Alwoldelei in the 1086 Domesday Book. The route of the Roman road between Ilkley and Tadcaster passes through Alwoodley.
Post townLEEDS
Administrative CountyLeeds
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE3040
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
Population22,616
 

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

Aluuoldelei

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

Alwoodley, township, Harewood par., E. div. West-Riding Yorksh., 4½ m. N. of Leeds, 1510 ac., pop. 448.

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