Middleton Park and Woods :: Shared Description

Middleton Park and Woods are an area of South Leeds that started as a medieval manor estate, then from the 17th century (or possibly earlier) was used for shallow seam coal mining; The Middleton Railway served the coal industry from 1758. Although some coal was mined up until 1968 when the Middleton Railway also closed, it had mostly ceased by the early 19th century, when a larger pit to the north-east took over.

From 1920 the land was leased to Leeds Corporation as a public park and from 1925 to 1959 an electric tram service operated into Leeds from a halt on the northern edge of the woods - the route is still walkable as a public path.

Today the park and woods remain open to the public, the Middleton Railway still serves it at weekends during the spring and summer, and there is a modern visitor centre. See LinkExternal link for more detail.
by Stephen Craven
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SE3028 : Horse Gin by DS Pugh
SE2929 : Middleton Woods by Stephen Craven
SE3029 : Path through Middleton Wood by DS Pugh
SE2929 : Steps for the Middleton Tramway by Stephen Craven
SE2928 : End of summer in Middleton Park rose garden by Stephen Craven
SE3028 : Outlet from the fish pond in Middleton Park by Stephen Craven
SE2928 : Middleton Park - green flag by Stephen Craven
SE2928 : Green of the former Middleton Park golf course by Stephen Craven
SE2929 : Path through The Clearings, Middleton  by Stephen Craven
SE3029 : Pathway through Middleton Woods by Alan Murray-Rust
SE3028 : Culvert under a path in Middleton Park (2) by Stephen Craven
SE3028 : East end of Middleton Park lake by Stephen Craven
SE3029 : Overgrown stream in Middleton Park by Stephen Craven
SE3028 : Former wagonway in Middleton Wood by Stephen Craven
SE3029 : Sign for the Middleton Tramway by Stephen Craven
SE3028 : Visitor Centre in Middleton Park by Stephen Craven
SE2929 : MTB trail in Middleton Woods (1) by Stephen Craven
SE3028 : Culvert under a path in Middleton Park (1) by Stephen Craven
SE3028 : Former boating lake, Middleton Park by Stephen Craven
SE3028 : Old horse gin in Middleton Park by Stephen Craven
SE2929 : MTB trail in Middleton Woods (2) by Stephen Craven
SE3029 : Middleton Wood by DS Pugh
SE3029 : Barrier at the edge of Middleton Park by Stephen Craven
SE2929 : Information board for the Middleton Tramway by Stephen Craven
SE3029 : Former wagonway  in Middleton Woods by Stephen Craven

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Created: Mon, 22 Aug 2016, Updated: Sun, 18 Mar 2018

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