LS25 (Garforth) area guide

LS25
Garforth
The LS25 postcode district lies within or includes part of the following towns, counties, localities, electoral wards and stations: Aberford, Biggin, Burton Salmon, Cawood with Wistow, Fairburn with Brotherton, Garforth, Garforth and Swillington, Harewood, Hillam, Hook Moor, Kippax, Kippax and Methley, Ledsham, Leeds, Little Fenton, Lumby, Micklefield, Monk Fryston, Monk Fryston and South Milford, Newthorpe, North Yorkshire, Peckfield, Saxton and Ulleskelf, Sherburn In Elmet, South Milford, Tadcaster West.
There has been a church on the location of the present day St. Mary’s Church in Garforth since the 12th Century. The present day church was built in the mid 1800s and has recently celebrated its 165th anniversary. The church’s architecture style is Early Gothic.

Garforth started expanding during the 17th and 18th centuries largely due to the coal industry. The Gascoigne family owned several coalmines around LS25 which started the expansion of the area, including the surrounding towns of Kippax, Methley and Micklefield.
LS25 is about 15 miles east of Leeds, and has a population of around 40,000. Nearly 45 per cent of the properties in LS25 are semi-detached.

Some of the more expensive streets in the area include Hillam Common Lane, Manor Garth and Claypit Lane. Homes on Hillam Common Lane have an average property value of over £650,000. Manor Garth and Claypit Lane both have average property prices of around £600,000.

For those looking for a more affordable option, streets with some of the lowest property prices in the area include The Close, Cross Hills Gardens and Beech Grove. The properties on these streets have average property values of around £70,000.
Garforth Golf Club was established in 1912 by local golf enthusiasts. The course consists of two loops of nine. This makes it adaptable for rounds of 9, 18, 27 or 36 holes. The total yardage on the 18 hole course is 6378 with a par of 70.

Garforth Squash & Leisure Centre is a recreation centre which offers fitness classes, football lessons, gymnastic lessons, and much more. Additionally, there is a gym, a sports hall, 6 squash courts and a bar. It is a great place for anybody looking to get fit and start a new active hobby.

Garforth Town Association Football Club was originally formed in 1964 as the Miners Arms. It started as a local pub team. They did not have a stadium of their own so they had to play on a council pitch in Swillington. The team finally got their own stadium in 1998. The stadium was called Wheatley Park. Today there are two teams that play from Garforth Town Football Club. The Garforth Town F.C. team plays in the Evo Stik First Division North League. A recently created club is the Under 19s team that plays in the Northern Alliance East League and is accessible to young players aged between 16 and 19.

The Garforth Railway Station and access to the M1, A1(M) and M62 make Garforth a desirable area for commuters to live.