Place:Bardsey, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

Alt namesBardsey-cum Rigtonsource: Family History Library Catalog
Berdeseisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
Bereleseiesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 313
TypeInhabited place
Coordinates53.883°N 1.44°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoWetherby Rural, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandrural district of which it was a part 1894-1974
Leeds (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
Bardsey cum Rigton, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcivil parish in which Bardsey is located
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source: Family History Library Catalog
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Bardsey, West Yorkshire, England is a small village in mthe City of Leeds metropolitan borough, 8 miles (13 km) north east of Leeds city centre. It is part of the civil parish of Bardsey cum Rigton. The village itself lies just off the A58 road between Leeds and Wetherby.

Prior to 1974, Bardsey was located in Wetherby Rural District.

It is a particularly historical area with:

  • Mention in the 1086 Domesday Book as Berdesei/Bereleseie.
  • The Bingley Arms, a pub that claims to be England's oldest public house, and recorded in the Domesday Book, although these claims are disputed.
  • A motte-and-bailey castle, dating back to post 1066.
  • The first Anglo-Saxon tower church in England.
  • Earthworks of a Roman settlement named Pompocali, with a minor Roman road alongside it.
  • The birthplace of literary genius William Congreve.

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