HOW TO GET HERE
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By Car (approx 2.4 miles/9 minutes):
- Head south-west on Town Street towards Wesley Street
- Follow Wesley Street to Elland Road/A643
- Follow Elland Road and A6110 to Royds Lane
- At the roundabout, take the third exit onto Royds Lane
- Turn right onto Whitehall Road/A58
- Turn left onto Dixon Lane
By Bus (approx 29 minutes):
- Catch the 75 from Co-op on Beeston Road
- Ride for 13 minutes/11 stops to Whitehall Road Springwell Street
- Walk south-west on Whitehall Road towards Springwell Road
- Catch the 255 from Whitehall Road Springwell Street
- Ride for 5 minutes/5 stops to Whitehall Road Dixon Lane
- Walk east on Whitehall Road/A58 towards Dixon Lane
- Turn left onto Dixon Lane
Beeston is a suburb in southern Leeds, West Yorkshire. Beeston is neighboured by Holbeck, Hunslet, Belle Isle, Middleton, Churwell and Wortley. Approximately 2 miles away from Leeds city centre, Beeston enjoys a busy, urban atmosphere.
LIVING IN BEESTON
Beeston has all the local amenities a resident could ask for. Nearby supermarkets include Co-op Food - Beeston, Asda Beeston Supermarket, Polski Sklep Zoska, Venus Supermarket (Leeds), Brijies Supermarket and Tesco Express. In Beeston there is Hugh Gaitskell Primary School, St Anthony's Catholic Primary School, Beeston Primary School, Greenmount Primary School, Beeston Hill St Lukes C of E Primary School, Lane End School, Park View Primary Academy, Ingram Road Primary School and New Bewerley Community School offering choice to residents with children.
Beeston has excellent proximity to the town centre. The A643 offers a quick route, alternatively; bus route 10 arrives in Leeds City Centre and only takes approximately 15 minutes.
Beeston postcode: LS11
THE HISTORY OF BEESTON
Meaning behind the name Beeston is said to have derived from Anglo-Saxon origin, meaning; ‘bent grass estate/village’. During medieval times, Beeston was mostly known for sheep farming. It is said that the monks of Kirkstall Abbey would graze over 240 sheep in Beeston.
Cad Beeston manor house is the oldest remaining building in the area. Although it was used as private offices, it is privately owned with no public access now.
Up until the 19th century, Beeston was a small mining village. During the industrial revolution the land used formerly as mining pits was used in housing development projects for high density residential projects. By 1872 Beeston had 537 houses.
On the 14th/15th March 1941, Beeston received the worst night of German aerial bombing in the entire district of Leeds. Poet Tony Harrison was in Beeston on this night and events inspired his poem ‘Shrapnel’.
THINGS TO DO IN BEESTON
Beeston is home to two stadiums. Elland Road has a 39,640 person capacity, seated stadium to the north of Beeston. Elland Road Stadium is home to Leeds United AFC. To the south is the South Leeds Stadium which is also part of the John Charles Centre for Sport. The South Leeds Stadium is home to the Hunslet rugby league club.
In the centre of Beeston is Cross Flatts Park. Formerly the park has suffered from neglect and a high crime rate, but a large community effort has improved the safety of the park. Facilities include; a multi-use games area, five-a-side football pitches, basketball courts and tennis courts.
Holbeck Cemetery opened in 1857 and was the burial place of thousands of people, many of which were ‘guinea graves’. ‘Guinea graves’ were given that name because the shared headstones which has a single line engraving cost one guinea at the time.
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