Lofthouse, West Yorkshire

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Christ Church, Lofthouse
Lofthouse is located in Leeds
Lofthouse is located in West Yorkshire
Location within West Yorkshire
OS grid referenceSE332257
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtWF3
Dialling code01924
PoliceWest Yorkshire
FireWest Yorkshire
List of places
53°43′36″N 1°29′54″W / 53.72665°N 1.49829°W / 53.72665; -1.49829Coordinates: 53°43′36″N 1°29′54″W / 53.72665°N 1.49829°W / 53.72665; -1.49829

Lofthouse is a village between the cities of Wakefield and Leeds in West Yorkshire, England .[1] The village falls within the Ardsley and Robin Hood ward of the City of Leeds Council. It is in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough but with a Wakefield postal address (WF3). It is mentioned as Locthuse, also as Loftose in the 1086 Domesday Book.[2]

Lofthouse has good road connections to its nearby boroughs as well as to the rest of Northern England. It can be found on the main A61 Leeds-Wakefield road and off junction 29 of the M62 and junction 42 of the M1, known locally as the Lofthouse interchange. Lofthouse Gate and Outwood are neighbouring villages on the A61 towards Wakefield and are in the Wakefield Metropolitan Area. Towards Leeds there is the village of Robin Hood.

Lofthouse has a doctor's surgery, library, the local Church of England, Christ Church, Lofthouse and the Rodillian Academy.

Lofthouse is often erroneously believed to be the scene of the Lofthouse Colliery disaster, which took place in 1973. The disaster actually took place in a field near the village of Kirkhamgate, where a new coalface was being worked.


  1. ^ Ordnance Survey: Landranger map sheet 104 Leeds & Bradford (Harrogate & Ilkley) (Map). Ordnance Survey. 2014. ISBN 9780319231654.
  2. ^ Loftose in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 30 April 2019.

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