Potterton, West Yorkshire

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Potterton Hall West.jpg
West wing of Potterton Hall
Potterton is located in West Yorkshire
Potterton shown within West Yorkshire
OS grid reference SE402388
Civil parish
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LEEDS
Postcode district LS14/LS15
Dialling code 0113
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°50′38″N 1°23′24″W / 53.844°N 1.390°W / 53.844; -1.390Coordinates: 53°50′38″N 1°23′24″W / 53.844°N 1.390°W / 53.844; -1.390

Potterton is a hamlet 1 mile (1.5 km) north of Barwick-in-Elmet in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.[1] The hamlet falls within the Harewood ward of the Leeds Metropolitan Council.[2] The hamlet is just south of the A64 road and so has access to junction 44 of the A1(M) motorway 2.5 miles (4 km) away with Leeds being only 7 miles (11 km) to the west.[3]

The hamlet is described in the Domesday Book as being part of the Skyrack Wapentake and belonging to Earl Edwin.[4] The name itself is said to derive from 'Pottere Tun', meaning 'The Potter's farmstead'.[5][6]

The west wing of Potterton Hall was declared a Grade II* listed building in 1982.[7]

South of Potterton lies the deserted Medieval village of Potterton which includes many earthworks and a Holloway. The area is scheduled as an ancient monument.[8]


  1. ^ "289" (Map). Leeds. 1;25,000. Explorer. Ordnance Survey. 2015. ISBN 9780319244869. 
  2. ^ "Harewood Ward" (PDF). leeds.gov.uk. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "Architectural gem that combines the best of old and new". The Yorkshire Post. 7 May 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  4. ^ Potterton in the Domesday Book. Retrieved 20 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Barwick in Elmet and Scholes village design statement 2012" (PDF). barwickandscholespc.com. p. 15. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  6. ^ Ekwall, Eilert (1960). The concise Oxford dictionary of English place-names (4 ed.). Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 372. ISBN 0-19-869103-3. 
  7. ^ Historic England. "West Wing, Potterton Hall (1065985)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 
  8. ^ Historic England. "Deserted medieval village of Potterton (1005780)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 18 October 2017. 

External links[edit]