Great Preston

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Great Preston is a small rural village in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, West Yorkshire, England. It is situated 8 miles south east of Leeds city centre, near to the town of Garforth and the villages of Allerton Bywater, Kippax, Swillington and Little Preston. The village is in the LS26 Leeds postcode area, and forms part of the civil parish of Great and Little Preston, which has a population of 1,449,[1] increasing to 1,463 at the 2011 Census.[2]

Great Preston has one pub, a local cricket and football team, a post office and a village hall. There is a C of E primary school based in an old Victorian building with a modern extension.[3] St Aidan's church was closed in 1992, and changed into a community centre in 1998.[citation needed] The Working Men's club has also shut down and has been replaced by a snooker club.

Due to development of land into housing to the south of the village, Great Preston now boarders Allerton Bywater.

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  1. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Leeds Retrieved 2009-09-18
  2. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 
  3. ^ Great Preston Primary School website

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Coordinates: 53°45′36″N 1°23′17″W / 53.760°N 1.388°W / 53.760; -1.388