First developed off the main road between Leeds and Selby, it was until after the Second World War that Halton became a large suburb of Leeds. The St Wilfrid's Church was built in 1939 and is a grade II listed building. Today, Halton is popular with parents who commute to the city.
THINGS TO DO
Around the area you have the open spaces of Primrose Valley Park, Manston Park and Harehills Park. On top of this, Roundhay Park with its well regarded Tropical World is only a few minutes drive away. Golf aficionados will enjoy the numerous golf clubs, including the one at Temple Newsam, Harewood House is a fun day for all the family and Leeds and York offer close city excursions.
EATING & DRINKING
On York Road, there is a McDonald's and Burger King for fast food as well as the Indian Jinnah Restaurant. Pubs and restaurants in the area include: New Travellers Rest, The Leodis, The Wykebeck Arms, Woodman Pub, The Brown Cow pub and Thai restaurant, Sorrento Restaurant and Barnbow.
The Asda Killingbeck superstore is the large supermarket in the area and has a pharmacy, petrol station and opticians. Next door to this there is a retail park with B&M, Carpetright and B&Q. Also nearby are retail stores like Matalan and Home Bargains as well as a Kwik Fit. High street brands can be found in Leeds.
Schools in the area include:
- Seacroft Grange Primary School
- Cross Gates Primary School
- Parklands Primary School
- Templenewsam Halton Primary School
- Beechwood Primary School
- Manston St James Primary Academy
- Leeds East Academy
- Temple Moor High School
- David Young Community Academy
- John Smeaton Academy
- Corpus Christi Catholic College
The A64 and A6120 offer quick links to Leeds via public or private transport and the M1 north and south. This means that Killingbeck gives close access to getting around Yorkshire. Cross Gates has a train station and the closest airport is Leeds Bradford International, around half an hour away.
Bronze Age and Roman remains have been found here, probably due to the natural defensive terrain of a steep hill with rising plateau. There is a belief that Killingbeck was home to an Iron Age Hill Fort and there was a Roman road that based through Killingbeck. It isn't noted in the Domesday Book and the first written evidence comes from the Knights Templar in the 1200s. Like most of Yorkshire, the district was used for farming and agriculture, and there was a Killingbeck Hall from the 1500s until the 1890s.
DID YOU KNOW?
There is a police station in Killingbeck, and it fields all calls from across east Leeds.