Hunslet

Hunslet is an inner-city area in south Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It is 1 mile (1.6 km) south east of the city centre and has an industrial past.

Hunslet had many engineering companies based in the district, such as John Fowler & Co. manufacturers of traction engines & steam rollers, the Hunslet Engine Company builders of locomotives (including those used during the construction of the Channel Tunnel), as well as engineering firms Kitson & Co., Manning Wardle and Hudswell Clarke. Many railway locomotives were built in the Jack Lane area of Hunslet.

The area has a mixture of modern and 19th century industrial buildings, terraced housing and 20th century housing. It is an area that has grown up significantly around the River Aire in the early years of the 21st century, especially with the construction of modern riverside flats. It was at one point the main production site for Leeds Creamware, a type of pottery (still produced) so called because of its cream glazing. Hunslet is now prospering as it follows the trend of Leeds generally and the expansion of office and industrial sites south of Leeds city centre.

Read more about Hunslet:  History, Geography, Economy, Religion, Hunslet Grange (Leek Street Flats), Charities & Voluntary Organisations in Hunslet, Transport, Sport

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