Harewood (/ˈhɛərwʊd/ HAIR-wuud) is a village and civil parish in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, West Yorkshire, England. The civil parish population at the 2011 census was 3,734.[1]


Harewood House
Location within West Yorkshire
Population3,734 (2011)
OS grid referenceSE321449
Civil parish
  • Harewood
Metropolitan borough
Metropolitan county
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townLEEDS
Postcode districtLS17
Dialling code0113
PoliceWest Yorkshire
FireWest Yorkshire
EU ParliamentYorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament

It sits in the Harewood ward of Leeds City Council and Elmet and Rothwell parliamentary constituency.

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


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

Other facilities in the village include 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 (pronounced HAIR-wuud). The exterior set for the soap opera Emmerdale is located in the Harewood estate.[2]


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.[3] The school maintains its historic links with the estate, the children regularly use its grounds and educational facilities.[4]

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

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 (40 ha) is set in a landscape of 1,000 acres (400 ha) designed by Lancelot "Capability" Brown.[5][6]

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.

Location grid

See also


  1. "Civil Parish population 2011". Nerighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 27 February 2016.
  2. Emmerdale behind the scenes – filming locations revealed
  3. Latest OFSTED inspection report available online.
  4. Referenced at the school website Archived 27 December 2015 at the Wayback Machine.
  5. "Gardens & Grounds". Harewood House. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  6. ""Capability" Brown Timeline". Harewood House. Retrieved 5 June 2018. How big is the "Capability" Brown landscape at Harewood? His design conservatively covers 1000 acres of land.
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