Beeston  West Riding


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Beeston like this:

BEESTON, a township-chapelry in Leeds parish, W. R. Yorkshire; on the Leeds and West Riding railway, within the borough of Leeds, 2¼. miles SSW of the town of Leeds. It has a station on the railway, and a post office under Leeds. Acres, 1,535. Real property, £8,607,-of which £2,100 are in mines. ...

Pop., 2,547. Houses, 537. Extensive coal mines here were worked from the time of Charles II.; but have become partly exhausted. There are woollen and iron manufactures. The living is a p. curacy in the diocese of Ripon. Value, £189.* Patron, the Vicar of Leeds. The church is very old; and there are two Methodist chapels.

Beeston through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 10th August 2022

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