Place:East Ardsley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameEast Ardsley
Alt namesErdeslausource: Domesday Book (1985) p 315
Erdeslauuesource: Domesday Book (1985) p 315
Coordinates53.718°N 1.542°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoArdsley (near Leeds), West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandurban district of which East Ardsley was a part 1894-1937
Morley, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandcity of which it was a part 1937- 1974
Leeds (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it has been a part since 1974
Agbrigg and Morley Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was situated.
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog

NOTE: This article is about East Ardsley, a community now within Leeds in West Yorkshire, England. There is another community named Ardsley in Barnsley in South Yorkshire. The two places are about 20 miles apart.

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East Ardsley is a village in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, in West Yorkshire, England. Historically part of the West Riding of Yorkshire, it is south of Leeds city centre and north of the City of Wakefield. Being in the middle of several towns, East Ardsley has become a dormitory settlement. The village is approximately 140 metres (459 ft) above sea level.

East Ardsley was part of Ardsley East and West Urban District 1894-1937, which also included Tingley and West Ardsley, and was then part of Morley Municipal borough 1937-1974. The village is still classed as part of Morley in the census, however, it is technically separate, and is not governed by Morley Town Council.

East Ardsley is in the Leeds City Council ward of Ardsley and Robin Hood, which elects three councillors to Leeds City Council, and it is in the Morley and Outwood parliamentary constituency.

The village was known as "Erdeslau" in the Domesday Book of 1086 and by 1285 the name had changed to "Ardeslawe".

East Ardsley had a very diverse economy at one point, including agriculture, textiles, railways and coal-mining. Its coal mine closed in 1968--the same year that the nearby Middleton pit closed. Its textile mill has also closed.

Historically, it was an ecclesiastical parish in the Agbrigg division of the Agbrigg and Morley Wapentake.

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