Place:Beeston, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBeeston
Alt namesBestonesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
TypeSuburb
Coordinates53.767°N 1.576°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoLeeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcity of which it was a part until 1974
Leeds (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Beeston is a suburb of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England located about 2 miles (3 km) south of the city centre. The area is separated from surrounding areas to the north, east and west by the M621 motorway.

The origins of Beeston can be traced back to the medieval period. It remained a small settlement until the latter part of the Victorian era when it became a primarily residential area for people working in Leeds and surrounding industrial areas like Holbeck and Hunslet. More recently, it gained notoriety as the home of two of the July 7th bombers.

Beeston has a population of about 20,000 people. Parts of the area, particularly around Beeston Hill to the north, suffer from relatively high levels of deprivation, while areas to the centre and south of the area suffer from fewer incidents of crime and are generally considered more affluent. Beeston is home to the Leeds United football club and Hunslet Hawks rugby league club.

Beeston was absorbed into Leeds in 1835.

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