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West Riding
Harewood House, seen from the garden.JPG
Harewood House
Grid reference: SE321449
Location: 53°54’-0"N, 1°30’36"W
Population: 3,734  (201)
Post town: Leeds
Postcode: LS17
Dialling code: 0113
Local Government
Council: Leeds
Elmet and Rothwell

Harewood is a village and parish in the West Riding of Yorkshire. The civil parish population at the 2011 census was 3,734.[1]

The A61 road from Leeds city centre to Harrogate passes through the village. The A659 from Collingham joins the A61 outside the main entrance to Harewood House to descend the slopes of the Wharfe valley before continuing towards Pool-in-Wharfedale.


Harewood Arms

The Harewood Arms public house and hotel is opposite the entrance to the Harewood Estate.

Other facilities in the village include a Post Office,[2] a medical centre, mobile library, community cafe, and a village hall.

It is the location of the UK's longest motorsport hillclimb, Harewood speed Hillclimb. The exterior set for the soap opera Emmerdale is located in the Harewood estate.[3]


Harewood C of E Primary School is a state-funded faith school which stands opposite the grounds of the Harewood estate on the A61 and was built by the estate in 1864 for estate workers' children. In 2005 and 2008 the school was awarded "outstanding" grading following Ofsted inspections.[4] The school maintains its historic links with the estate, the children regularly use its grounds and educational facilities.[5]

Gateways School is an independent private school with a sixth form. The junior school and nursery are co-educational, admitting boys and girls to age 11.

Harewood House

Main article: Harewood House

Harewood House, a country house was designed by architects John Carr and Robert Adam, and built between 1759 and 1771 for Edwin Lascelles, 1st Baron Harewood. Its garden of more than 100 acres is set in a landscape of 1,000 acres designed by Lancelot "Capability" Brown.[6][7]

All Saints' Church

All Saints' Church, the former parish church, stands to the west of the village, in the grounds of Harewood House which was built in the 18th century. The village was relocated in the late 18th century, leaving the church isolated from the village population. It is a Grade-I listed building but is no longer used regularly for worship and is in the care of the Churches Conservation Trust.


  1. "Civil Parish population 2011". Nerighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/LeadKeyFigures.do?a=7&b=11124231&c=Harewood&d=16&e=62&g=6373822&i=1001x1003x1032x1004&m=0&r=1&s=1456582869828&enc=1. Retrieved 27 February 2016. 
  2. Local Post Office recorded at Post Office opening hours website.
  3. Emmerdale behind the scenes – filming locations revealed
  4. Latest OFSTED inspection report available online.
  5. Referenced at the school website
  6. "Gardens & Grounds". Harewood House. https://harewood.org/explore/gardens-and-grounds/. Retrieved 5 June 2018. 
  7. ""Capability" Brown Timeline". Harewood House. https://harewood.org/explore/capability-brown-timeline/. Retrieved 5 June 2018. "How big is the "Capability" Brown landscape at Harewood? His design conservatively covers 1000 acres of land." 

Outside links

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about Harewood)