Aberford is a suburb in eastern Leeds, West Yorkshire. Aberford is neighboured by Barwick in Elmet, Garforth and Micklefield. Approximately 10 miles away from Leeds city centre, Aberford enjoys a historical, village-like atmosphere.
LIVING IN ABERFORD
Aberford has all the local amenities a resident could ask for. Nearby supermarkets include Tesco Superstore, Sainsbury's, Co-op Food and Lidl. In Aberford there is Aberford C of E Primary School, Barwick-in-Elmet Church of England Primary School, Ninelands Primary School, Micklefield C of E Primary School, Saxton C of E Primary School, Green Lane Primary Academy and St Benedict's Catholic Primary School offering choice to residents with children.
Aberford has excellent proximity to the town centre. The M1 offers a quick route, alternatively; bus routes 64 arrives in Leeds City Centre and only takes approximately 44 minutes.
Aberford postcode: LS25
THE HISTORY OF ABERFORD
The name Aberford is said to have derived from Anglo-Saxon origin, roughly translating to 'Eadburg's ford'. An Anglo-Saxon ring was found in a field near the village in 1870, the ring was inscribed with the name of King Alfred the Great's sister.
Aberford was the place of an ancient crossing of the Great North Road over the Cock River (which has now decreased in size and known today as the Cock Beck). Aberford was also a midpoint between London and Edinburgh, this is no longer true due to the construction of the A1(M) motorway bypass at Hook Moor.
THINGS TO DO IN ABERFORD
Becca Hall is a historical landmark and Grade II listed building situated on Becca Lane within the old Gascoigne estate. Becca Hall was built in 1783 for the Archbishop of York, William Markham. Becca Hall stayed in the Markham family for many years, until it was sold to Frederick James Lund, a Bradford wool magnate. After his death it was sold to Thomas Percy Fawcett, a maltster from Castleford and stayed in the Fawcett family until it was bought by the Thompson family. In 1958, it was eventually bought by the Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB). After the privatisation of the UK electricity industry, the ownership of Becca Hall passed onto the National Grid Company where the house was used as the Leeds Grid Control Centre for the UK's electricity transmission network from 1958 to 1997.
Hazlewood Castle is a privately owned luxury castle hotel and wedding venue set in 77 acres of woodland and landscaped gardens. Hazelwood Castle has 32 bedrooms/suites, a day spa, kitchen garden, meeting/conference/events spaces, outdoor woodland event space with cabins, tree bar, St Leonard's Chapel and the Vavasour Restaurant.
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