Manston, Leeds

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Manston Park
Manston is located in West Yorkshire
Manston shown within West Yorkshire
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLeeds
Postcode districtLS15
Dialling code0113
PoliceWest Yorkshire
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EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
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53°48′27″N 1°26′43″W / 53.80758°N 1.445395°W / 53.80758; -1.445395Coordinates: 53°48′27″N 1°26′43″W / 53.80758°N 1.445395°W / 53.80758; -1.445395

Manston is an area to the east of Cross Gates, Leeds, England, that lies 4 miles (6 km) to the east of Leeds city centre. It is East of the Ring Road, North of Austhorpe Road and South of Barwick Road.[1][2] The area falls within the Cross Gates and Whinmoor ward of Leeds Metropolitan Council. It is named after the former Manston estate of the Gascoigne family.[3] Many streets in the area are named after Manston, such as Manston Crescent and Manston Grove. Manston Grove serves as a through-route from the north of Manston and places beyond, including Seacroft, to Cross Gates Shopping Centre and Cross Gates Railway Station.

It contains Barnbow, the site of a munitions factory in both World Wars, and now a scheduled monument.[4] It has its own park, Manston Park. Manston Park is a well-used local park on Austhorpe Road, and contains a memorial to those killed in an explosion at Barnbow munitions factory. The area had a pub named after it, the Manston hotel, which is now known as The Barnbow, next to the park. It has a Parish Church, St James the Great,[5] and is also home to three primary schools, Manston Primary, Manston St James Primary Academy and St Theresa's Catholic Primary.


  1. ^ East Leeds Extension Indicative Plan
  2. ^ AZ Leeds and Bradford Street Atlas, Geographer's A-Z Map Company, London, 1993
  3. ^ Leodis Aerial View, Manston, showing Royal Ordnance Factory Barnbow
  4. ^ BBC News 10 October 2016 Barnbow munitions blast factory site given heritage status
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