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Ledston is a village and civil parish 3 miles north of Castleford and 10 miles east of Leeds in the county of West Yorkshire, England. The village is in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough. It has a population of 400. Ledston Hall was the home of Lady Elizabeth Hastings, daughter of the 7th Earl of Huntingdon, known to everyone as "Lady Betty". The hall was originally a grange and chapel built by the monks of Pontefract Priory.
|Traditional County||Yorkshire, West Riding|
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Police Authority||West Yorkshire|
Other names by which Ledston, Leeds has been known in the past
Ledston, Leeds in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Ledstone, township with ry. sta., Ledsham and Kippax pars., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 3 miles NW. of Pontefract, 1986 ac., pop. 221; contains the seat of Ledstone Park.
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