Place:Burley (near Leeds), West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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NameBurley (near Leeds)
Alt namesBurley
TypeSuburb
Coordinates53.8062°N 1.5747°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
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Burley is an inner city area of north-west Leeds, West Yorkshire, England, characterised by red brick terraced housing, much of which was built between 1899 and 1903 and green spaces. Sometimes called 'The Cardigan Triangle' , it passes north from Kirkstall Road, towards Hyde Park and Headingley. It is served by Burley Park railway station and bus routes along Kirkstall Road, Cardigan Road and Burley Road.

The area has a considerable student population. It has few pubs or bars, perhaps due in part to the Methodism of the one-time landowner in this area. There is a cinema and restaurant complex at Cardigan Fields Leisure Park. Yorkshire Television and Radio Aire broadcast studios and the Home Office's Immigration offices are located on Kirkstall Road in Burley.

A feature of the area is Burley Model Allotments in what was once a quarry which has more than 100 plots and is bisected by Beechwood Crescent. The allotments have existed since 26 August 1892 when Leeds City Council acquired the site. It was replanned in 1956 and 1957 and on 26 June 1958 they were re-opened as Burley Model Allotments by the Lord Mayor of Leeds Alderman Mrs Mary Pearce.

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