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Allerton Grange Fields

Allerton Grange Fields

8 acres of green open space located 4 miles north of Leeds city centre.

Allerton Grange Fields

Allerton Grange Fields is a large green space that all ages can enjoy! The no frill setup lends itself to wandering in the fresh air and playing on the field.

Location Details

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Things to Note

Allerton Grange Fields has the following on-site or nearby:

  • Nearby Food & Drink
  • Nearby Parking
  • Parking
  • Pushchair Access
  • Rubbish Bins
  • Wheelchair Access

Location

Situated in Moor Allerton, it is enjoyed by residents, dog walkers, and sports teams.

Things to Do

Allerton Grange Fields provides a chance to kick back for a while and enjoy. Feel free to read a book, do pranayama, meditate, gather with your friends or admire the greenery in your free time.

Take a look at the community orchard, and walk across to the wildlife area.

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History

Allerton Grange has a long history. The earliest mention of the area was in the Domesday Survey of 1089 where it is referenced to as ‘Alretun’ which literally means ‘Alder Farm’. In fact Allerton Grange gets its name from the Saxon meaning for ‘farmstead where Alder trees grow’, and the word ‘Grange’ as in Abbey Grange, Moor Grange and Allerton Grange, is connected to ancient farms once owned by the monks of Kirkstall Abbey. As Allerton is a common place-name in Yorkshire, the word ‘moor’ was added to distinguish it from places such as Chapel Allerton,

Back in the 12th Century the monks of Kirkstall Abbey had their fingers in all the pies. They managed land all across Leeds, and opened a medieval Cistercian farm (now Larkhill Green).

The grade 2 listed Moor Allerton Hall (also historically known as Allerton House. Grange House and The White House) was built in the late 18th century as a country house. The hall was later converted to a Primary School

Returned to the Public

More recently it was used by Allerton Grange School, and in 2009 some of the old school buildings were demolished and replaced with a news school. Some of the land was deemed ‘surplus to the requirement’ and returned to the public. It was turned into a field with grassland and trees, with a footpath and cycleway linking Lidgett Lane to Talbot Avenue.

In late 2010, Friends of Allerton Grange Fields worked with landscape architects to develop a Stage 1 costed design scheme incorporating feedback from the Public Consultation exercises held in June 2010. The aim was to create a multi functional public green space.

Amenities

There are several benches dotted around the field, as well a the occasional bin for rubbish.

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Food and Drink

Although there is no food or drink on site, the field is surrounded by small local businesses. Two minutes walk away is the Roundhay Bakehouse, Leeds’ first kitchen door bakery. They specialise in fresh-baked Continental breads, patisserie, pastries, and cakes. A bit further afield is Banyan Bar & Kitchen for some cooked food and a sit down.

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Parking

There is no onsite parking, but the surrounding area is very residential. We would recommend parking on Bentcliffe Gardens – postcode LS17 6QS (Google Map direction).

Access

There is an accessible path that runs the length of the field. This is suitable for pushchairs and wheelchairs in any weather. The field itself is flat, but it likely to be tricky to navigate if there has been rain recently.

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