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

NameWoodhouse (near Leeds)
Alt namesWoodhouse
TypeVillage, City district
Coordinates53.813°N 1.559°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inYorkshire, England    
West Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
See alsoLeeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcounty borough of which it was a district prior to 1974
Leeds (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it has been located since 1974
source: Family History Library Catalog
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Woodhouse is a largely residential area just north of the city centre of Leeds and home to the University of Leeds. It is in the Hyde Park and Woodhouse ward of City of Leeds metropolitan district.

The name Woodhouse is first attested around the 1170s as Wd(e)husa, Wd(e)huse, and Wudeusum. It is likely to derive from Old English wudu 'wood' and hūs 'houses'.[1] It was described in 1853 as a "large and handsome village".[2] Woodhouse is now a largely working-class area, with a racially diverse population and a sizeable student community.

The area climbs a hill rising from Woodhouse Moor, adjacent to the University of Leeds, and backs onto woodland known as Woodhouse Ridge, a part of the Meanwood Valley Trail and the Forest of Leeds.

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Woodhouse has been part of Leeds since early in the 19th century. Most data will be found under Place:Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

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