Brown Moor

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Brown Moor
Roundabout, Thorpe Park (geograph 1987688).jpg
Roundabout in Thorpe Park near the former Brown Moor farm
Brown Moor is located in West Yorkshire
Brown Moor
Brown Moor
Location within West Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE3833
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLEEDS
Postcode districtLS15
PoliceWest Yorkshire
FireWest Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
List of places
53°47′53″N 1°25′26″W / 53.798°N 1.424°W / 53.798; -1.424Coordinates: 53°47′53″N 1°25′26″W / 53.798°N 1.424°W / 53.798; -1.424

Brown Moor is an area in the metropolitan borough of the City of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England, east of Austhorpe and north of Colton Common. The M1 motorway and the A63 road pass it on its eastern flank and the A6120 road in the south. The area is named after a nearby hill.[1] A colliery operated here in the 19th century and was accessed by a spur off the Leeds and Selby Railway,[1] but was already disused in the early 20th century. At that time, some cottages had been erected nearby.[2] Those had been sold by 2002 when Thorpe Park Business Park was established in the area.[3]

A length of Grim's Ditch is preserved underground north of Barrowby Lane and to the west of the former farmstead and is a scheduled monument.[4]

Trig point on the eponymous hill


  1. ^ a b Yorkshire 219 (includes: Garforth; Ledston; Micklefield; Sturton Grange.) (Map). 1:10560. Ordnance Survey. 1850.
  2. ^ Yorkshire CCXIX.NW (includes: Austhorpe; Barwick in Elmet and Scholes; Garforth; Parlington; Swillington.) (Map). 1:10560. Ordnance Survey. 1908.
  3. ^ "Search Aspect (Brown Moor Farm )". Leodis - a photographic archive of Leeds. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  4. ^ Historic England. "Length of Grim's Ditch 260m west of Brown Moor Farm (1020350)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 7 May 2018.