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Middleton Park, Leeds

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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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  • We took the steam train from Middleton Steam railwasy station up into the woods and were met by volunteer guides who took us through wooded paths surrounded by clouds of bluebells! This was a very spe...  more »
  • Lovely local park for me ,well maintained with on site cafe ,well stocked fishing pond ,and kids play area . (Not very good due to vandalism )there are days when you can have lovely walks in the woods...  more »
  • Close proximity to Leeds city centre. After visiting the railway, we walked through the Spring bluebells in the surprisingly pretty park to the cafe by the lake (we had a cheap cream tea!). In the caf...  more »
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  • Middleton park, well I don't know where to start. This place is so wonderful and so beautiful to walk around. The wonderful sights and sounds plus all the beautiful colours. Take a trip and enjoy all the marvellous walks and things you can see. Even nip into the cafe and enjoy the shop and a drink.
  • Great park with plenty of places to explore and lots of local history. The cafe and visitor centre is worth a visit but check the opening times as they change through the year.
  • Great place for all the family. Kids area plus there is a cafe if you're feeling a bit thirsty from all the walking. I walk my dog there almost every day.
  • The bluebells are amazing. I have not been to Middleton since 1970 and I was most impressed with the area. It is fantastic.
  • 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