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Coordinates: 53°53′28″N 1°44′04″W / 53.8912°N 1.7344°W / 53.8912; -1.7344

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Main Street
Menston is located in West Yorkshire

 Menston shown within West Yorkshire
Population 4,660 
OS grid reference SE174439
Parish Menston
Metropolitan borough City of Bradford
Metropolitan county West Yorkshire
Region Yorkshire and the Humber
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ILKLEY
Postcode district LS29
Dialling code 01943
Police West Yorkshire
Fire West Yorkshire
Ambulance Yorkshire
EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber
UK Parliament Shipley
List of places: UK • England • Yorkshire

Menston is a village and civil parish in the county of West Yorkshire, England. Along with Burley in Wharfedale, Menston is part of Wharfedale Ward in the metropolitan borough of the City of Bradford. It has a population of 4,660.[1]



Menston's Anglican parish church is dedicated to St John the Divine, and is part of the Diocese of Bradford. Other notable buildings include High Royds Hospital and St. Mary's School, Menston comprehensive school.

The site 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.[2] Highroyds is mentioned in the Kaiser Chiefs song of the same name, from the album, Yours Truly Angry Mob.[3]


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). Menston once had rail links to Otley, via the (now closed) Arthington to Menston Line.



  1. ^ "Census 2001 : Urban Areas : Table KS01 : Usual Resident Population". Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 2009-08-26.  
  2. ^ "Menston's new homes will build extra pressure on schools (From Ilkley Gazette)". Retrieved 2009-05-30.  
  3. ^ "SongMeanings". Retrieved 2009-05-30.  

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