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County - West Yorkshire | Map
Tel code: 0113 | code search
Postcode: LS26 | code search
Population: 660
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Birthplace of:
Richard Bentley
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Folk Customs:
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The West Yorkshire village of Oulton is formally part of the City of Leeds these days, but manages to keep a very separate identity thanks in part to its location within an area of beautiful countryside. It is a dormitory village for Leeds, sitting on the eastern edge of the buzzing metropolis, thus getting the best of both worlds. There are also two worlds within the village itself, with some very expensive and exclusive areas inevitably known as ‘millionaires’ row’, and others where council housing dominates. Richard Bentley, one time Master of Trinity College Cambridge who died in 1742, is Oulton’s most famous son, and his life has echoes of his village’s contrasting church and hall that were to come after him: a noted scholar and cleric, he was also very keen on the finer things in life, misappropriating college funds to improve his comforts in the Master’s house and securing some posts with less than ethical means. There are two buildings of particular note in the district, St John the Evangelist’s Church, and Oulton Hall. St John’s was started in 1827 and finished two years later with money bequeathed by local magnate John Blaydes, and its solid and at the same time exuberant gothic architecture – flowery finials working with the simple beauty of the local stone – is worthy of admiration. Oulton Hall, now a De Vere hotel, was built in 1850, just two decades after the church, but it is of a completely different stamp. Now grade II listed, the hall’s architecture is more sedate, the elegance of its honey coloured stone understated but leaving the viewer in no doubt that it took serious wealth to build the place. With a lovely golf course in the parkland next to it, Oulton Hall still exudes a privileged but discreet charm.

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The Surgery

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New Masons Arms
Old Masons Arms
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Oulton Primary School

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Innkeepers Lodge (0.29 miles)

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De Vere Oulton Hall (0.36 miles)

De Vere Oulton Hall
Standing on the ground in the Yorkshire countryside close to Leeds, De Vere Hotel Oulton Hall combines the Victorian elegance of a grade II listed building with modern facilities for business and leisure. Situated south ... More | visit website
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Midland Hotel (0.90 miles)

Midland Hotel

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The Midland Hotel is a Family owned and operated busy local Inn popular with local trade. The Hotel has Five Bedrooms in the STABLE annex which is a stone built ... More

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Tall Trees Hotel (2.00 miles)

Tall Trees Hotel

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Tall Trees Hotel is licensed *non smoking)& located on the A61 out of Leeds, just ten Minutes from the City Centre, and only 10 minutes from Wakefield. The M1 and ... More

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Entrada Apartments (2.59 miles)

Entrada Apartments
Located in the heart of the City Centre in Leeds, the modern Entrada Serviced Apartments on Waterloo Street combine hotel amenities with the privacy and home comforts of self-contained accommodation. The apartments, many of which enjoy ... More | visit website
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Bridge Inn (2.85 miles)

Bridge Inn

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Located close to junction 31 of M62 motorway, this hotel is open all day every day. The Bridge Inn is the perfect setting for a drink, a bite to eat or an ... More

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Village Motel (3.27 miles)

Village Motel

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The Village Motel is situated just off J31 of the M62 in Normanton near Wakefield. The accommodation is a Motel style with parking directly outside each room. Freeport Shopping Village, ... More

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Premier Inn Castleford M62 Jct 31 (3.33 miles)

Premier Inn Castleford M62 Jct 31
Ideally located within easy reach of the M62, junction 31. Local attractions include Castleford Xscape. Conveniently located for Castleford train station. Our Castleford M62 Jct 31 Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly comfy beds in ... More | visit website
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Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth (3.57 miles)

Holiday Inn Leeds Garforth

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If you are searching for excellent value Leeds hotels look no further than the fully air conditioned Holiday Inn Leeds-Garforth hotel – an established favourite among Leeds hotels. Located on ... More | visit website

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Travelodge Leeds Colton (3.72 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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