Kirkstall  West Riding


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Kirkstall like this:

Kirkstall, eccl. dist. with ry. sta., Leeds par., E. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, in NW. of Leeds bor., pop. 3430; P.O., T.O.; the station is 3 miles NW. of Wellington Street Station, Leeds; the ruins of Kirkstall Abbey (founded first at Barnoldswick in 1147, and removed to Kirkstall in 1152) are in good preservation; Kirkstall Grange and Kirkstall Hall are seats.

Kirkstall through time

Kirkstall is now part of Leeds district. Click here for graphs and data of how Leeds has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Kirkstall itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Kirkstall, in Leeds and West Riding | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th November 2021

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