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Coordinates: 53°49′19″N 1°30′32″W / 53.822°N 1.509°W / 53.822; -1.509

Gledhow Valley Road, junction with Gledhow Lane

Gledhow is a suburb of north-east Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, east of Chapel Allerton and west of Roundhay. (It is within the Roundhay City Council ward.) Gledhow Valley is a strip of mixed deciduous woodland on either side of a beck and lake. Gipton Spa, a bathhouse dating from 1671 is in the woods. Passing through the valley is Gledhow Valley Road, built in 1926.[1]

Gledhow Lane crosses Gledhow Valley Road and on the eastern side is a steep road up from the valley. The residential area near the top is known as "Little Switzerland".[2] Gledhow Hall is a 17th-century mansion house and grade II listed building, once the home of James Kitson, 1st Baron Airedale, it is now private flats. J. M. W. Turner painted a watercolour view of Gledhow Hall in about 1816; he "stayed at the Hall for some days, gathering sketches".[3][4]

Gledhow Primary School is on Lidgett Lane.

Gledhow Hall

Roundhay School and Kerr Mackie primary school are adjacent to each other off Gledhow Lane and to the northern are Allerton Grange School and Moor Allerton Hall Primary School.

Gledhow is served by bus services 3/13 on Brackenwood Drive and 3A/13A on Lidgett Lane. The hourly service 38 is alternately operated by First Leeds and Yorkshire Tiger.

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  1. ^ "Friends of Gledhow Valley Woods - Home Page". 
  2. ^ Leodis photographic archive
  3. ^ Hill, David. "Turner and Leeds - Image and Industry". . pg 99. Northern Arts Publications 2008. Retrieved 11 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Gledhow Valley Conservation Area Appraisal
  5. ^ Leeds Library & Information Services, G. Wilson. "Arthur Louis Aaron Statue, Eastgate". 

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