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Knowsthorpe, Leeds

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Knowsthorpe, Leeds

Knowsthorpe, Knostrop or Knostropp is an area of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, on the River Aire. The spelling "Knostrop" is predominantly used for the large water treatment works in the area. Atkinson Grimshaw painted Knostrop Cut, Leeds, Sunday Night, 1893.
Administrative CountyLeeds
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE3132
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire

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


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

Knostrop, ib par. and SE. of bor. of Leeds, E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Aire; has market gardens.

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