Menston is a village and
civil parish in the county of West Yorkshire, England.
Wharfedale, Menston is part of Wharfedale Ward in the metropolitan
borough of the City of Bradford.
It has a population of 4,660.
parish church is
dedicated to St John the Divine
and is part of the Diocese
notable buildings include High Royds Hospital and St. Mary's School, Menston comprehensive school.
of High Royds
Hospital which is in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, is now being converted into a
new set of homes called "Highroyds Village".
This is a
reflection of Menston's growing size. In the past 20 years there
has been increased demand for houses in this desirable area. The
population of Menston has been steadily increasing. As a result
Menston primary school, which was threatened with closure in the
1980s, is also seeing increased student numbers. Highroyds is
mentioned in the Kaiser Chiefs
the same name, from the album, Yours Truly Angry Mob
It lies on
the A65, approximately ten miles north-west
of the centre of Leeds and 9 miles
north of Bradford centre,
between Guiseley and Burley-in-Wharfedale. Menston also has a railway
station (also adjacent to those of Guiseley and Burley) on
the Wharfedale line, with direct
trains to Leeds, Bradford Forster Square and Ilkley. There are bus services to Leeds, Otley and Wetherby (an infrequent bus service run by Utopia).
once had rail links to Otley, via the (now closed) Arthington to Menston Line.
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