Halton, Leeds

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Shops on Selby Road.jpg
Shops on Selby Road
Halton is located in West Yorkshire
Halton shown within West Yorkshire
Population 7,845 (Halton and Whitkirk combined[1])
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LEEDS
Postcode district LS15
Dialling code 0113
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
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53°47′45″N 1°28′12″W / 53.7958°N 1.4699°W / 53.7958; -1.4699Coordinates: 53°47′45″N 1°28′12″W / 53.7958°N 1.4699°W / 53.7958; -1.4699

Halton is a district of east Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, situated between Cross Gates to the north, Halton Moor to the west, Colton to the east and Whitkirk to the South. Temple Newsam lies directly south of the estate. At the 2011 Census the district fell within the Temple Newsam ward of the Leeds City Council.


Halton was originally developed as a village on the main road linking Leeds and Selby. Development immediately before and after the Second World War, saw Halton grow substantially into a suburb of Leeds.

St Wilfrid's Church in Halton is a grade II* listed church built in 1939 at a cost of £11,700 and designed by A. Randall Wells.[2] The church is in the Arts and Crafts style and still has many of the original fittings designed by Wells as well as contemporary art by Eric Gill.[3]


Halton is a suburban area of mainly owner-occupied housing of which almost three-quarters is semi detached or detached. The area compares favourably with Leeds as a whole in relation to indicators of deprivation, with relatively low levels of crime and anti-social behaviour, low levels of households in receipt of means-tested and out-of-work benefits and high levels of educational attainment. The area has a low level of people from BME backgrounds.[4]

Local facilities and attractions[edit]

The Woodman, Selby Road

The main Public Houses of Halton were the Irwin Arms (now demolished), The Travellers Rest(now demolished) and The Woodman.

Halton Post Office

There is a Lidl, Tesco Express and Fultons supermarkets.

The local Primary School is named Templenewsam Halton Primary School, with Whitkirk Primary also being within the local area.

The area is 3.5 miles (5.6 km) to the east of Leeds city centre and is close to the A63 dual carriageway.

Notable people[edit]

Location grid[edit]


Further reading[edit]

  • John Gilleghan (2004) Halton The Story of an East Leeds Village (Kingsway Press) ISBN 978-1412029452

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