Oulton, West Yorkshire
Oulton // is a village in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, West Yorkshire, England, between Leeds and Wakefield. It is at the junction of the A639 and A642 roads. Though now adjoining the village of Woodlesford, it was once quite separate.
The village formed part of the Rothwell Urban District until its merger into the City of Leeds Metropolitan District in 1974 and today sits in the Rothwell ward of Leeds City Council. It is also in the Elmet and Rothwell parliamentary constituency.
Notable and former residents
- Richard Bentley theologian, critic and scholar, who became Master of Trinity College, Cambridge.
- The cricketer and Anglican clergyman Henry Bell was born in Oulton.
- Francis Ingram slave trader and privateer.
- public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Bentley, Richard (scholar)". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 3 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 750–753. This article incorporates text from a publication now in the
- Richardson, David (2007). Liverpool and Transatlantic Slavery. UK: Liverpool University Press. p. 200. ISBN 978-1-84631-066-9.
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- Area website
- Big Red Curtain Performing Arts Incorporating TheatreWorks - Part-Time Performing Arts School based in Oulton
- The Ancient Parish of Rothwell at GENUKI - Oulton was in this parish
- The story of Woodlesford station
- Leeds City Council 2010 Oulton Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan