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Fearnville Leisure Centre
Fearnville is located in Leeds
Fearnville is located in West Yorkshire
Location within West Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE331373
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLEEDS
Postcode districtLS8
Dialling code0113
PoliceWest Yorkshire
FireWest Yorkshire
UK Parliament
List of places
53°49′00″N 1°29′13″W / 53.81659°N 1.48702°W / 53.81659; -1.48702Coordinates: 53°49′00″N 1°29′13″W / 53.81659°N 1.48702°W / 53.81659; -1.48702

Fearnville is a small area of Leeds which has boundaries with Roundhay, Seacroft, Oakwood, Gipton and Harehills. Fearnville is commonly described as being part of Roundhay or Oakwood, although it is classed as being in the Killingbeck and Seacroft ward. Fearnville had a population of 3,654 in 2011.[1][2][3]

Fearnville Leisure Centre[edit]

Fearnville Leisure Centre, off of Oakwood Lane, is a fitness/leisure centre commonly used by residents from Fearnville and the surrounding areas. It offers a variety of facilities, such as swimming, gym and football.[4] There is a crown green bowling club on the grounds.[5]

Gipton Gala[edit]

The Fearnville Leisure Centre playing fields are the location of the annual Gipton Gala.[6] The Gipton Gala is a local festival, similar to the Leeds West Indian Carnival, but on a more minor scale. Usually, a procession starts at Gipton fire station on the morning of the gala, and makes its way to Fearnville Leisure Centre. There have been fears in the past for the future of the carnival when there were talks in 2009 of closing Fearnville Leisure Centre, which would mean the location of the gala being lost.[7] However, in 2010, there was serious concern for that year's gala, because of a group of travellers who set up a group of caravans on the fields a few weeks before the gala was set to happen.[8] This is the first time, since the gala was reintroduced to locals, that there has been talk of cancelling the gala. However, they were moved off of the fields used for the gala by West Yorkshire Police on Monday 6 July 2010.

Fearnville Hall[edit]

Fearnville Hall (sometimes referred to as Fearnville House) is a small country house, located off of Dib Lane, behind a row of houses on Dib Lane and the adjacent Fearnville Crescent. Fearnville Hall is a Grade 2 listed building, built in the early 19th century. The building is a two-storey house, made with grit stone and ashlar with a slate roof. Currently, Fearnville Hall is in a very poor state of repair. The grounds of the house are open through the driveway off of Dib Lane, apart from part of a tree trunk placed in the driveway to try to deter fly tippers from using the ground. The grounds being open has meant that there has been much vandalism caused to the building, which has resulted in many of the windows and doors being covered with metal sheets.[9]


Dib Lane is the main shopping parade in Fearnville. This shopping parade is split into two parts by houses and a pub, The Grange. The Grange pub is built on the site of an old manor house, and was named after the manor house, which sometimes causes people to confuse Fearnville Hall with The Grange. Dib Lane consists of many shops and takeaways, as well as a veterinary surgery, pharmacy and hair dressers. There is also a small shopping parade opposite Fearnville Leisure Centre which mainly consists of takeaways. On the boundary of Fearnville and Oakwood/Roundhay, there is a Co-op supermarket and small shopping parade as well as a McDonald's.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Fearnville is made up of 11 Output areas, one being in the north east corner of the gipton and harehills ward and Ten in the north west part of the Seacroft and Killingbeck ward
  2. ^ Services, Good Stuff IT. "Killingbeck and Seacroft E00057621 - UK Census Data 2011". UK Census Data. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  3. ^ Services, Good Stuff IT. "Gipton and Harehills - UK Census Data 2011". UK Census Data. Retrieved 30 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Fearnville leisure centre". Leeds.gov.uk. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
  5. ^ United Kingdom (21 March 2007). "Fearnville Crown Green Bowling Club". Bowlsclub.org. Retrieved 22 June 2010.
  6. ^ http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/Gipton-Gala.4285442.jp[dead link]
  7. ^ http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/Fears-for-Gipton-gala-if.5007636.jp[dead link]
  8. ^ http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/Travellers-on-second-Leeds-gala.6388334.jp[dead link]
  9. ^ "Microsoft Word - Heritage at Risk.doc" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 July 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2010.