Local History

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Harewood Village was originally founded in 1116 and located adjacent to All Saints Church.
On some aerial photos you can see the former layout in what is now called the Events Field.
From the 15th Century and by 1760 the village was moved outside the immediate grounds
of the Estate. In 1755 further alterations commenced when the model village, designed by
John Carr, architect, on the northside of the Avenue. The southside of the Avenue was
developed after 1812.


Harewood Village had six inns, The Crown, The Star, The White Hart, Shoulder of Mutton, Red Lion and Black Lion. The Harewood Arms was built only in 1810. The inns were places of refreshment and
for changing horses for travellers.

1870-72 Wike Quarry population 129, number of houses 29
1870-72 Alwoodley     population 140, number of houses 28
1822       Wigton,         population 164, scattering of houses

We would like to gather interesting facts about our local history.

If you have any information or photographs you would like to share, please forward to the Parish Clerk and we will incorporate the information onto our website as we would like to build up a more colourful picture of our Parish.