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Garforth, Leeds

See also People named Garforth. Garforth is a town within the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, in West Yorkshire, England. The 2001 Census lists 23,892 residents in the Garforth and Swillington ward: 80.57% of whom are homeowners, 20% more than the average for Leeds. Garforth itself has 15,394 of those people. Garforth was in the parliamentary constituency of Elmet until the 2010 general election, when it was incorporated into the new constituency of Elmet and Rothwell.
Post townLEEDS
Administrative CountyLeeds
Traditional CountyYorkshire, West Riding
OS GridSE4132
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionYorkshire and the Humber
Police AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Fire and Rescue AuthorityWest Yorkshire
Ambulance AuthorityYorkshire
Dialling code0113
Population15,394 (2001)

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

Gereforde ~ Gereford

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

Garforth, par., township, and vil. with ry. sta., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 7 miles E. of Leeds -- par., 2373 ac. (including part of Ansthorp in Whitkirk par.), pop. 2241; township, 1517ac., pop. 2213; P.O., T.O.; the par. contains the hamlets of Church Garforth, East Garforth, Moor Garforth, and West Garforth; here also is Garforth Colliery, and school.

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