Whitkirk is a district of east Leeds, situated between Cross Gates to the north, Austhorpe to the east, Killingbeck to the west, Colton to the south-east and Halton to the south-west. Temple Newsam lies directly south of the estate.

Whitkirk has a cricket club which has a large cricket pitch,five tennis courts, a football pitch and a Crown green bowling green, along with a large bar area. Housing in Whitkirk ranges from detached houses, semi-detached houses and terraced houses. Whitkirk has recently suffered a huge increase in vehicle crime [http://www.wypnpt.org/NPT.asp?id=80] .

The area is four miles to the east of Leeds City Centre, and is close to the A63 dual carriageway and M1 motorway.

Whitkirk Lane End is a small area of Whitkirk situated immediately north of Colton, consisting of mainly terraced housing with some semi-detached and some detached houses.


Whitkirk lies within the LS15 postcode area. Here is a population breakdown of the postcode area in comparison with the UK population.

Location Grid

External links

* [http://www.btinternet.com/~whitkirk/homepage.htm Community webpage]
* - historical info

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