East Keswick

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East Keswick
East Keswick Post Office.jpg
East Keswick Post Office
St. Mary Magdalene Church, East Keswick (8th July 2016) 001.jpg
St Mary Magdalene Church
East Keswick is located in West Yorkshire
East Keswick
East Keswick
East Keswick shown within West Yorkshire
Population 1,146 (2011)
OS grid reference SE360447
Civil parish
  • East Keswick
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Region
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LEEDS
Postcode district LS17
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Yorkshire
53°53′50″N 1°27′13″W / 53.89723°N 1.45364°W / 53.89723; -1.45364Coordinates: 53°53′50″N 1°27′13″W / 53.89723°N 1.45364°W / 53.89723; -1.45364

East Keswick is a village and civil parish in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, West Yorkshire, England. It lies four miles south west of Wetherby. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 1,146.[1]

Amenities[edit]

The Duke of Wellington public house

The village has two churches (one Methodist, one Anglican), a Post Office, butchers, village hall and two pubs (the Old Star and the Duke of Wellington). A third pub, the Travellers Rest, situated just outside the village closed in the 2000s; after lying derelict for several years it is now a children's nursery. The village had a school, however this closed in the late 1980s, leaving the nearest school in Bardsey. The post office closed in the mid-2010s.

Conservation[edit]

The village is a conservation area surrounded by farmland. Its history has been chronicled in a Millennium Book and unusually it enjoys its own Wildlife Trust which manages large tracts of local land.[2]

Transport[edit]

The village is situated close to the A58 road between Leeds and Wetherby. The First Leeds 99 route serves the village connecting it with Leeds, Wetherby and surrounding villages. There are no rail links close by.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 25 February 2016. 
  2. ^ "East Keswick Wild Life Trust". 

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