How to Get Here
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By Car (approx 6 miles/20 minutes):
- Take Church Avenue and A65 to Wyther Lane in Leeds
- Follow Wyther Lane and Armley Ridge Road to Stanningley Road/A647
- Turn left onto Stanningley Road/A647
- Continue on Armley Ridge Road to Upper Wortley Road
- Continue on Upper Wortley Road
- At the roundabout, continue straight onto Dixon Lane
By Bus (approx 45 minutes):
- Catch the 34 from the Fleece Hotel
- Ride for 27 minutes/26 stops to Boar Lane (stop T1)
- Walk east on Boar Lane towards Bank Street
- Catch the 255 from Boar Lane (stop T7)
- Ride for 10 minutes/10 stops to Whitehall Road Dixon Lane
- Walk east on Whitehall Road/A58 towards Dixon Lane
- Turn left onto Dixon Lane
Horsforth is a suburb in north-west Leeds, West Yorkshire. Horsforth is neighboured by Rawdon, Bramley, Kirkstall, Weetwood and Calverley. Approximately 6 miles away from Leeds city centre, Horsforth enjoys a village-like atmosphere.
Living in Horsforth
Horsforth has all the local amenities a resident could ask for. Nearby supermarkets include Tesco Express, Morrisons, Asda, The Co-Operative and SPAR. In Horsforth there is the Broadgate Primary School, Westbrook Lane Primary School, Horsforth School, St Margarets C of E Primary School, St Mary's Horsforth Catholic Voluntary Academy, Horsforth Featherbank Primary School, Ducklings Pre School Learning, Froebelian School, Horsforth Newlaithes Primary School, Lighthouse School, Abbey Grange Church of England Academy and West End Primary School offering choice to residents with children.
Horsforth has excellent proximity to the town centre. Queenswood Drive offers a quick route, alternatively; bus routes 33, 34, 50, 50A and Flying Tiger 757 arrive in Leeds City Centre and only take approximately 30 minutes.
Horsforth postcode: LS18
The History of Horsforth
The name Horsforth is said to have originated from the Old English 'hors' or 'horsa' meaning horse and ford, this most likely referring to the transportation of woolen goods acros the River Aire to Pudsey, Shipley and Bradford.
After the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1539, Horsforth was divided into five parts and sold to five families. The Stanhopes family ended up controlling Horsforth for the next 300 years.
Due to the rapid industrial growth of Leeds in the mid 19th century, Horsforth was able to expand from an agricultural community to manufacturing including tannery businesses and soap manufacturing. Horsforth in also noteworthy for its quarrying and production of high-quality stone. Horsforth provided the stone for Kirkstall Abbey, Scarborough's seafront and sent stone as far as Egypt.
Things to do in Horsforth
Horsforth is rich in local heritage; The Horsforth Village Museum depicts all aspects of historical life in Horsforth, offering something for all the family. The Horsforth Hall Park is a spacious, public recreation green space with walk-trails and is also home to the Horsforth Hall Park Cricket Club. Neighbouring these is the Horsforth Japanese Gardens giving a cultural and natural atmosphere to the centre of Horsforth. At the edge of Horsforth Hall Park Cricket Club is the Horsforth Cenotaph, a historical landmark.
Leeds Trinity University is also in Horsforth. Trinity Fitness, St Albans Hall and the university Library are all in the same location.
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