Pool-in-Wharfedale

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Pool in Wharfedale
Pool in Wharfedale Church.jpg
Pool in Wharfedale Anglican Church
Pool in Wharfedale is located in West Yorkshire
Pool in Wharfedale
Pool in Wharfedale
 Pool in Wharfedale shown within West Yorkshire
Population 1,785 (2001)
OS grid reference SE205455
Civil parish Pool
Metropolitan borough City of Leeds
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town OTLEY
Postcode district LS21
Dialling code 0113
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Leeds North West
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England
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Coordinates: 53°54′03″N 1°37′38″W / 53.9007°N 1.6271°W / 53.9007; -1.6271

Pool in Wharfedale is a village and civil parish in the Lower Wharfedale area, 10 miles north of Leeds city centre and 2 miles east of Otley. It is in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, West Yorkshire and within the historic boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire. It is in the LS21 (Otley) postcode district. Pool is connected with the rest of West Yorkshire and surrounding areas by trunk roads and buses. Pool's railway station, which linked the village to Leeds, was closed as part of the Beeching cuts, although Weeton railway station is nearby. It has a population of 1,785.[1]

Pool is a scenic village which enjoys views in most directions including The Chevin, the Arthington viaduct and Almscliffe Crag. Running on the outskirts of Pool is the River Wharfe, which is prone to flooding during the wetter periods of the year. Nearby is Pool Bank, a well-known steep hill.

The village amenities include two pubs, a post office, a garage, one primary school, a petrol station, a sports and social club and the village hall. It also has two parks and miles of riverside walks. The church of St Wilfred was built in 1839; its architect was Robert Dennis Chantrell.

In recent years the village has rapidly increased in size with the construction of many new homes.

On 5 July 2014, the Tour de France Stage 1 from Leeds to Harrogate passed through the village.[2]

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