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Middleton Park, Leeds

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3.3/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web
Middleton Park is a public park in Middleton, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It covers an area of, nearly a square mile of which are ancient woodland. There is also a small lake, recreational areas and a golf course. The reclaimed site of "Middleton Broom" Colliery has been incorporated into the park. By its northern boundary is the South Leeds Stadium, home of Hunslet Rugby League Club. The Middleton Railway runs between Moor Road, Hunslet and Park Halt railway station.HistoryMiddleton Park is a remnant of the manorial estate which existed after the Norman Conquest. Middleton is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086. At the northern end of park there is an earthwork from 1204 demarcating the boundary between Middleton and Beeston. Lords of the manor included the Grammarys, Creppings, Leghs and Brandlings. The Brandlings cleared land and built Middleton Lodge in about 1760, creating a country estate. The Brandlings exploited the underlying coal and were responsible for building the Middleton Railway to transport the coal into Leeds.Since 1919 the park has been in the ownership of Wade's Charity who lease it to Leeds City Council for a peppercorn rent. It has been one of Leeds many public parks since 1919.
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  • South Leeds has a hidden treasure. 'Miggy Park' is wonderful - woodland, open spaces, dog walking, a golf course, a pond for ducks and fishing, a bandstand (with performers) and plenty of space for ch...  read more »
  • Great day... We live local and this park is brilliant. The friends of Middleton park are brilliant! The activities they put on for the kids is lovely and the park is always clean and welcoming. Highly...  read more »
  • I've grown up going to Middleton park so it's very familiar to my family and I but over the past few years it's become a beautiful park. Its vast with acres and acres of woodland ideal for walks, biki...  read more »
  • My moms name was jean Germain marinoff my uncles names were Barry and Wallace Germain. I am looking for pictures of Middleton park and lingwell square in the 50's and I have cousins named Martine and Gary there somewhere
  • This is a brathtaking park. you can hang out with friends or family. I like the walking in the woods. don't miss the ice cream car it has a very tasty ice creams.
  • The bluebells are amazing. I have not been to Middleton since 1970 and I was most impressed with the area. It is fantastic.
  • My dogs and I love walking around the park and woods. There is always someone fishing who will chat with you or give you directions if you're lost. Pleasant clean and well maintained gardens. Also an ice-cream truck is usually parked in the carpark on summer days. A great place for kids adults and dogs.
  • the park is amazing for young children.The middleton woods is truly a place to enjoy picnics and from my point of view the dogs are walked propaly in the woods.The pond is very calm and a myriad of people like to enjoy fishing now here's your change.Middleton woods is there for nice long strolls and places to get out of the house and contains a collossal golf corse to enjoy.
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