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Pool in Wharfedale
Pool in Wharfedale Church.jpg
Pool in Wharfedale Anglican Church
Pool in Wharfedale is located in West Yorkshire
Pool in Wharfedale
Pool in Wharfedale
 Pool in Wharfedale shown within West Yorkshire
Population 2,284 (2011)
OS grid reference SE205455
Civil parish Pool
Metropolitan borough City of Leeds
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town OTLEY
Postcode district LS21
Dialling code 0113
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Leeds North West
List of places

Coordinates: 53°54′03″N 1°37′38″W / 53.9007°N 1.6271°W / 53.9007; -1.6271

Pool in Wharfedale is a village and civil parish in the Lower Wharfedale area, 10 miles north of Leeds city centre and 2 miles east of Otley. It is in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, West Yorkshire and within the historic boundaries of the West Riding of Yorkshire. It is in the LS21 (Otley) postcode district. Pool is connected with the rest of West Yorkshire and surrounding areas by trunk roads and buses. Pool's railway station, which linked the village to Leeds, was closed as part of the Beeching cuts, although Weeton railway station is nearby. It had a population of 2,284 at the 2011 Census.,[1] up from 1,785 in 2001.[2]

Pool is a scenic village which enjoys views in most directions including The Chevin, the Arthington viaduct and Almscliffe Crag. Running past the outskirts of Pool is the River Wharfe, which is prone to flooding. Nearby is Pool Bank, a steep hill.

The village amenities include two pubs, a post office, a garage, one primary school, a petrol station, a sports and social club and the village hall. It also has two parks and miles of riverside walks. The church of St Wilfred was built in 1839; its architect was Robert Dennis Chantrell.

In recent years the village has rapidly increased in size with the construction of many new homes.

On 5 July 2014, the Tour de France Stage 1 from Leeds to Harrogate passed through the village.[3]


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  1. ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 29 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Leeds Retrieved 2009-09-10
  3. ^ "Tour de France Stage 1". Retrieved 15 July 2014. 

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