A look at the best properties in the market in Menston right now. Pictured is Meadow Mews.

Leeds and Bradford homes for sale: Best properties for sale and new developments in Menston

Located on the cusp of Leeds and Bradford, the village of Menston is a popular area to live, with many new developments being built in the area.

Thursday, 25th November 2021, 4:45 pm
Updated Monday, 29th November 2021, 3:00 pm

The Wharfe Valley village is part of the City of Bradford, however, a large number of residents have a Leeds LS29 postcode.

As well as straddling the two major cities, the area is also desirable due to its close proximity to nearby Guiseley, Otley and Ilkley and it is also within easy driving distance to the Yorkshire Dales.

To the south of the village are the gently rising slopes of Hawksworth moor, while to the west is Ilkley Moor, making it perfect for people who want a semi-rural location with good links to the city.

Historically, the town of Menston was first recorded in AD 971 when it became a separate Manor held within the feudal estate of the Archbishop of York. It was also mentioned in the Domesday Survey of 1086.

According to a conservation assessment carried out by Bradford Council, little is known of the size and form of the village prior to the end of the 18th century.

It is believed that the town consisted of a scattering of farmsteads and cottages based around the original core along Main Street and Menston Old Hall (Fairfax Hall) and Low Hall.

By the mid-19th century textile manufacture had become a major industry within the village and a number of mills were built around the village, resulting in a population growth.

Today, the town has been growing in population and demand for housing has grown.

The setting around Menston is for the main part rural and is protected from further development by Green Belt designation, however, new housing estates such as the redevelopment of High Royds Hospital, have provided new homes for families.

Here are eight unique and different properties on the market in Menston, with options to suit everyone's budget.

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