Shops on Selby Road
Halton shown within West Yorkshire
|Population||7,845 (Halton and Whitkirk combined)|
|Metropolitan borough||City of Leeds|
|Metropolitan county||West Yorkshire|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Leeds East|
Halton is a district of east Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, situated between Cross Gates to the north, Halton Moor to the west, Colton to the east and Whitkirk to the South. Temple Newsam lies directly south of the estate.
Halton was originally developed as a village on the main road linking Leeds and Selby. Development immediately before and after the Second World War, saw Halton grow substantially into a suburb of Leeds.
St Wilfrid's Church in Halton is a grade II* listed church built in 1939 at a cost of £11,700 and designed by A. Randall Wells. The church is in the Arts and Crafts style and still has many of the original fittings designed by Wells as well as contemporary art by Eric Gill.
Halton is a suburban area of mainly owner-occupied housing of which almost three-quarters is semi detached or detached. The area considers favourably with Leeds as a whole in relation to indicators of deprivation, with relatively low levels of crime and anti-social behaviour, low levels of households in receipt of means-tested and out-of-work benefits and high levels of educational attainment. The area has a low level of people from BME backgrounds.
Local facilities and Attractions
The main Public Houses of Halton were the Irwin Arms (now demolished), The Travellers Rest(now demolished) and The Woodman.
There is a Lidl, Tesco Express and Fultons supermarkets.
The local Primary School is named Templenewsam Halton Primary School, with Whitkirk Primary also being within the local area.
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