Scott Hall, Leeds

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The start of the estate at the bottom of Scott Hall Road

Scott Hall is a suburb of north-east Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, adjacent to Chapeltown and Meanwood. The suburb falls within the Chapel Allerton and Moortown wards of Leeds City Council. The Scott Hall estate is made up largely of 1930s council housing on both sides of Scott Hall Road (and streets beyond) from Buslingthorpe Lane in the south to Potternewton Lane in the north.

Location and facilities[edit]

Scott Hall Road
Bus to Shadwell on the Guided Bus Lane by Prince Philip Playing Fields

The A61 road between Leeds and Harrogate is the main thoroughfare known as Scott Hall Road, served by First buses 7/7A/7S.[1] On this road, just north of Potternewton Lane in Miles Hill there are shops and the Scott Hall Leisure (sports) Centre which was refurbished at a cost of £500,000 in 2009.[2][3][4] Scott Hall Church, formerly Scott Hall Christian Fellowship and Hope Hall, is an Evangelical fellowship.[5] There is a guided bus route along Scott Hall Road, which has given rise to some controversy.[6] Scott Hall Oval is used by the Caribbean Cricket Club.[7] Part of the Leeds Half Marathon course goes through Scott Hall Road.[8]


The sports field at the junction between Scott Hall Road and Potternewton Lane used to be part of Scott Hall Farm.[9] The farmhouse itself, on Scott Hall Street, is a Grade II listed building but was on the Heritage at Risk list, being described as "vulnerable through neglect and decay" in 2009.[10] Bronte House (now flats) is a large building originally for single women, built in the 1930s at the junction of Buslingthorpe Lane and Scott Hall Drive.[11] The PHAB club, which assists disabled people to enjoy life alongside able-bodied friends, started at the Prince Philip Centre in Scott Hall Avenue in 1970.[12]

Two of the Yorkshire Ripper's victims lived just a few doors from each other in Scott Hall Avenue. They were his first victim, Wilma McCann, and his fifth, Jayne MacDonald.[13]


  1. ^ "Metro". Website front page. 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Leeds Online". Scott Hall Sports Centre. 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Leeds Live It Love It". Scott Hall Leisure Centre. 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
  4. ^ "Networks". Scott Hall Leisure Centre Refurb. 11 November 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2010.[dead link]
  5. ^ Scott Hall Church, accessed 26 August 2020
  6. ^ "Light Rail Transit Association - UK Development Group". Park & Ride, a doubtful response in Leeds. March 2001. Archived from the original on 18 July 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
  7. ^ "Caribbean Cricket Club". Club page. 2001. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
  8. ^ "Leeds half marathon" (PDF). Route description. 10 May 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 29 June 2011. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
  9. ^ "Scott Hall Farm (archive photo c. 1900)". Leodis. c. 1900. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
  10. ^ "Leeds Civic Trust" (PDF). Heritage at risk. 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
  11. ^ "Archive photo of Bronte House". Leodis. 1930s. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
  12. ^ "The Prince Philip PHAB club in Leeds". PHAB. 2009. Retrieved 15 March 2010.
  13. ^ "Jayne MacDonald". Yorkshire Ripper history. Retrieved 15 March 2010.

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Coordinates: 53°49′16″N 1°32′28″W / 53.821°N 1.541°W / 53.821; -1.541