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'. It was described in 1853 as a "large and handsome village". 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.
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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