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Wetherby, Leeds

Wetherby is a market town and civil parish within the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, in West Yorkshire, England. It stands on the River Wharfe, and has been for centuries a crossing place and staging post on the A1 Great North Road, being mid-way between London and Edinburgh. It has a population of 11,155.
Administrative CountyLeeds
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE4048
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code01937
Population11,155 (2001)

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


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

Wetherby, market town and township with ry. sta., Spofforth par., N. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, on river Wharfe, 6 miles SE. of Harrogate and 12 miles NE. of Leeds, 1601 ac., pop. 1886; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks, 2 news-papers. Market-day, Thursday. Wetherby is picturesquely situated amid diversified scenery, and is an ancient place, called by the Saxons Wedderbi. It has a town hall, a reading-room, and agricultural and horticultural institutes. A 6-arched bridge crosses the Wharfe. Brewing and agricultural implement making are the chief industries; there is trade in horses and cattle.

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