Arthington - Leeds District - West Yorkshire
- Exploring Arthington, West Yorkshire
- Maps consulted
- Websites consulted
- Books consulted
- Links to web pages with images
- Geograph maps
- Bedlam Lane
- Black Hill Road
- Breary Lane East
- Creskeld Lane
- Rawden Hill
- Warren Lane
- Byway 9, Allums Lane
- Byway 9, Bank Top Lane
- Byway 10 through Ingfield Farm
- Byway 11 (Sand Bed Lane)
- Bridleway 4 to Arthington Bank Top
- Bridleway 8 through Crag Wood
- Bridleway 5 to Bramhope, crossing Creskeld Drive
- Nunnery Lane, Claimed Bridleway
- Footpath 1 past the church and across The Bowshaws
- Footpath 6 to Cragg Wood
- Footpath 7
- Leeds Footpath 10, Footpath 2, Leeds Footpath 11
Arthington was a township of the ancient parish of Adel, in Skyrack wapentake. It became a civil parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire in 1866, lost an area to Leeds in 1937 and was absorbed by Leeds Metropolitan District in 1974. It became an ecclesiastic parish in 1865 but the church is no longer used by the Church of England.
The A659 road from Otley to Tadcaster forms the spine of the road system, following the river on the south side. The village is not nucleated, but is strung out along the main road. The Leeds to Harrogate railway cuts across the valley at right-angles, joined by the abandoned branch to Otley, which continued to Burley-in-Wharfedale where it joined the Bradford to Ilkley line.
The population in 2001 was 561.
The OS First Edition 6 inches/mile map ('the 1850 map')
The late 19C or early 20C 1:2500 map on the National Library of Scotland website.
Large scale mapping on the Historic England Map Search.
The various roads have been viewed using Google Street View.
Nikolaus Pevsner and Enid Radcliffe, The Buildings of England – Yorkshire, West Riding, 1967
Guide to the Local Adminstration Units of England, Volume 2, Frederic A Youngs, Jr., 1991
Domesday Book, A Complete Translation, Penguin Classics, 2003
Where there is no Geograph image for a location I have included links to Google Street View and Historic England. The images on Street View are interactive and you can rotate or move the view or choose a different date (where available). If the links become out-of-date and no longer work you can, of course, open up the websites and search for the location or listed building just as I have done. Note that it is best to press the shift key whilst clicking on the links so that they open in a new window, which can be closed when finished with. Otherwise the 'back' button often takes you back to the top of the page rather than where you were.
I have inserted small maps showing the ends or centres of each road or path. For the location of the photographs see the map on the image pages, and click on this map to get the interactive map so that you can change to the 1:25000 scale and follow the various roads and paths. LinkSE2644
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