Moor Allerton

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Coordinates: 53°50′46″N 1°32′13″W / 53.846°N 1.537°W / 53.846; -1.537

Black Moor Estate
Cranmer Bank Shops on the Black Moor Estate in Moor Allerton, showing the Happy Shopper

Moor Allerton is an area of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The area falls within the Alwoodley ward of the Leeds Municipal Council. The area is situated in North Leeds, near to King Lane and the Leeds Outer Ring Road. The area is mainly made up of 1950s/60s housing as well as a proportion of modern housing. In the 1990s much of the area's Shopping Centre was rebuilt. It now has a large Sainsbury's, a Homebase, several other retailers, a library and a public house called The Penny Fun.[1] The centre has previously had a Jones of Oakwood (electronic retailers) and a Burger King.[2][3] The earlier part of the centre was opened by Mr Arthur Craven (director of library services) on 5 March 1982.[4][5] By 1985 the library had become the busiest branch library in Leeds.[6]

Moor Allerton is situated along King Lane,[7] on the outside of the Outer Ring Road. To the West of King Lane is the Black Moor Estate and to the East is the Lingfield Estate, Lingfield Towers, however lies within the Outer Ring Road. The Black Moor Estate has its own amenities.

There is a parade of shops with a post office a Happy Shopper, charity shops, a Chinese and an Indian takeaway. Moortown Social Club is situated on Cranmer Gardens.[8] Famous inhabitants of Moor Allerton include former professional golfer Peter Alliss.[citation needed], Snooker Masters Champion, Paul Hunter, chef Marco Pierre White[9] and soul singer Corrine Bailey Rae.


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