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Bracken Fox, Scarcroft.jpg
The New Inn
Scarcroft is located in West Yorkshire
Scarcroft shown within West Yorkshire
Population 1,194 2011 census[1]
Civil parish
  • Scarcroft
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LEEDS
Postcode district LS14
Dialling code 0113
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament
List of places
53°51′40″N 1°27′28″W / 53.8610°N 1.4577°W / 53.8610; -1.4577Coordinates: 53°51′40″N 1°27′28″W / 53.8610°N 1.4577°W / 53.8610; -1.4577

Scarcroft is an upmarket village and civil parish 6 miles (10 km) north east of Leeds city centre in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, West Yorkshire, England. The village lies on the main A58 road between Leeds and Wetherby. It had a population of 1,153[2] increasing to 1,194 at the 2011 Census.[1]

The village of Bardsey is further 1 mile (2 km) eastwards on the A58 towards Wetherby.

The Scarcroft Watermill was built in 1810 to grind corn.[3]

Toll Bar House, this was used between 1826 and 1876 when a toll system was in place between Wetherby and Leeds.

There is one pub in Scarcroft, the New Inn, established in 1852.[4] It was at one time called The Bracken Fox but reverted to its former name in 2011.[5] The village's shop and post office have closed. The closest local shops are in Bardsey, Shadwell and Whinmoor. The closest supermarkets are Tesco in Seacroft and Morrisons in Wetherby. Scarcroft is also renowned for having among the most expensive streets in Leeds; Bracken Park - recently revealed as the most expensive - and Ling Lane, regularly appearing in top ten lists.[6][7][8]

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  1. ^ a b UK Census (2011). "Local Area Report – Scarcroft Parish (1170211003)". Nomis. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  2. ^ Office for National Statistics : Census 2001 : Parish Headcounts : Leeds Archived 19 March 2015 at the Wayback Machine..[dead link] Retrieved 9 September 2009
  3. ^ "Scarcroft Neighbourhood Development Plan" (PDF). July 2017. p. 59. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  4. ^ "The New Inn". Vintage Inns. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Pub Review: The New Inn, Wetherby Road, Scarcroft". Yorkshire Evening Post. 31 March 2011. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  6. ^ Behrens, David (23 December 2016). "Revealed: Yorkshire's three million-pound streets and the rest of the property rich-list". Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  7. ^ Bateman, Stephanie (9 October 2017). "Revealed: The 10 most expensive streets in West Yorkshire - Yorkshire Evening Post". Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 15 October 2018.
  8. ^ Newton, Grace (27 September 2018). "These are the 10 most expensive streets in Leeds". Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 15 October 2018.

External links

  • Scarcroft Parish Council website
  • BBC Leeds - Where I Live - Scarcroft mini guide
  • The Ancient Parish of Thorner at GENUKI: Scarcroft was in this parish
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