How to Get Here
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By Car (approx 3.4 miles/9 minutes):
- Head north-west on Church Street/B6126 towards Spring Avenue
- Continue on to Scott Green
- Continue on to Gildersome Lane
- Turn right on to Whitehall Road/A58
- At the roundabout, take the second exit and stay on Whitehall Road/A58
- Turn left onto Dixon Lane
By Bus (approx 35 minutes):
- Catch the 254 on Whitehall Road Cockersdale
- Ride for 12 stops/11 minutes to Whitehall Road Dixon Lane
- Walk east on Whitehall Road/A58 towards Dixon Lane
- Turn left onto Dixon Lane
Gildersome is a suburb in south-west Leeds, West Yorkshire. Gildersome is neighboured by Tong, Beeston, Morley, Birstall and Drighlington. Approximately 6 miles away from Leeds city centre, Gildersome enjoys a village-like atmosphere.
Living in Gildersome
Gildersome has all the local amenities a resident could ask for. In Gildersome there is the Kaleidoscope Nursery, Gildersome Primary School, Birchfield Primary School, Asquith Primary School, Churwell Primary School and Bruntcliffe Academy offering choice to residents with children.
Gildersome has excellent proximity to the town centre. The A62 offers a quick route, alternatively; the bus route 229 MAX arrives in Leeds City Centre and only takes approximately 26 minutes.
Gildersome postcode: LS27
The History of Gildersome
The earliest reference to the area of Gildersome is said to have occured in 1249, spelled 'Ghilsum'. The name Gildersome is probably derived from 'gill' (a northern archaic word meaning stream, ravine or narrow valley) and 'husum' (the Old Norse word meaning houses).
The village's first church, the Gildersome Baptist Church was built in 1707 for public worship. Of a similar time, Tourton Hall was a prominent and wealthy school for higher education students.
Gildersome used to have two fully functioning railway stations; the Great Northern Railway Line and the Leeds New Line. The Great Northern Railway Line ran from Wakefield to Bradford and closed in 1962. The Leeds New Line opened in 1900 and ran from Leeds to Huddersfield, this station later closed to passengers in 1923.
Things to do in Gildersome
In Gildersome there are a couple of places to stay: The Woodlands Hotel offers rooms, a bar and restaurant, conference, celebration and wedding ceremonies. The Bungalow is another hotel in Gildersome offering affordable rooms with a continental breakfast.
The Gildersome Conservative Club is at the heart of Gildersome and rich in local heritage. The Gildersome Conservative Club has a bar and function room catering up to 120 people.
There are also plenty of other bars and restaurants local to Gildersome including The New Inn, Ocean Wild, Elamis, The Old Griffin Head and Gildersome Arms Pub & Carvery.
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