Place:Alwoodley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameAlwoodley
Alt namesAluuoldeleisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates53.851°N 1.542°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoWharfedale Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1937
Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcounty borough in which it was located 1937-1974
Leeds (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it is now a part
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


Alwoodley is a civil parish originally in Wharfedale Rural District. It was transferred to the County Borough of Leeds in 1937. Since 1974 the parish is part of Leeds Metropolitan Borough.


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Alwoodley is a civil parish and suburb of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England. It is north of central Leeds and is one of the most affluent areas of the city. The name Alwoodley is said to be a corruption of 'Aethelwaldley', as it was originally known in the Middle Ages, meaning the woodland clearing (ley), at Aethelwald's farm. Alwoldelei in the 1086 Domesday Book. The route of the Roman road between Ilkley and Tadcaster passes through Alwoodley. Part of it was excavated along Lakeland Crescent in 1994. Alwoodley lies in Leeds 17 which was reported to contain the most expensive housing area in Yorkshire and the Humber by The Times.

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