Far Headingley

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Far Headingley
Otley Road in Far Headingley, showing the New Inn and the Three Horseshoes.
Far Headingley is located in Leeds
Far Headingley
Far Headingley
Far Headingley is located in West Yorkshire
Far Headingley
Far Headingley
Location within West Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE276367
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLEEDS
Postcode districtLS6, LS16
Dialling code0113
PoliceWest Yorkshire
FireWest Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
53°49′35″N 1°34′54″W / 53.826486°N 1.581603°W / 53.826486; -1.581603Coordinates: 53°49′35″N 1°34′54″W / 53.826486°N 1.581603°W / 53.826486; -1.581603

Far Headingley is an area of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England approximately 3 miles (5 km) north of the city centre. The parish of Far Headingley was created in 1868.

The area is part of the Weetwood ward of Leeds City Council and Leeds North West parliamentary constituency.

It is situated beyond central Headingley, on the way to West Park and Weetwood along the A660 Otley Road. Like the rest of Headingley there are many student houses and houses to let.

Features of Far Headingley include St. Chad's parish church, the Cottage Road Cinema and Woodies and the Three Horseshoes public houses at the start of the Otley Run pub crawl.

Arthur Ransome, author of the Swallows and Amazons series of children's books, was born in Headingley but moved to Far Headingley as a child in 1890. His father Cyril Ransome was a professor at the University of Leeds and had lived in Far Headingley before his marriage in 1882. It was at his house in Hollin Lane that the young Prince Alamayou of Ethiopia died in 1869.[1]

Alan Bennett, actor, author, playwright and screenwriter, lived in Far Headingley as a child from 1946-1957, above his father's butcher's shop at 92A Otley Road.[2]

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  1. ^ Hall, David (2000). Far Headingley, Weetwood and West Park. FHVS. pp. 91, 121–22. ISBN 0-9539312-0-X.
  2. ^ Hall, David; Bennett, Alan (2000). Far Headingley, Weetwood and West Park. Far Headingley Village Society. pp. xxi. ISBN 095393120X.

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