Great Preston

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Preston Lane, Great Preston (2006)

Great Preston is a small rural village in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, West Yorkshire, England. It is situated 9 miles south east of Leeds city centre and is 2 miles south of the town, Garforth. The villages of Allerton Bywater, Kippax, Swillington and Little Preston are also in close proximity. The village is in the LS26 Leeds postcode area, and forms part of the civil parish of Great and Little Preston, which had a population of 1,463 at the 2011 Census.[1]

Great Preston has one pub, a local cricket and football team and a village hall. There is a C of E primary school based in an old Victorian building with a modern extension.[2] 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1992, and changed into a community centre in 1998.[citation needed] The Working Men's club has also shut down and has been replaced by a snooker club.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 borders Allerton Bywater.

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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  2. ^ Great Preston Primary School Archived 2014-07-20 at the Wayback Machine website

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