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Collingham (Collingham)

Collingham is a village and civil parish 2 mi south east of Wetherby in West Yorkshire, England. It is in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough. The population of the civil parish as of the 2011 census was 2,991.

It sits in the Harewood ward of Leeds City Council and Elmet and Rothwell parliamentary constituency.

The River Wharfe runs through the village towards Wetherby, as does the main A58 trans-Pennine road. The A659 passes through the village. The River Wharfe is dangerous at Collingham due to undercurrents, which are prevalent around Linton Bridge and the former viaduct. Collingham Beck burst its banks in 2007, causing extensive flooding.

The Half Moon Inn public house is said to be where Oliver Cromwell spent the night after the Battle of Marston Moor. The clergyman, the Reverend William Mompesson was born there in 1639.

The village is at the junction of the A58 and A659 roads. It is separated from Linton to the north by the River Wharfe and linked to it via Linton Bridge. Wetherby to the north east is accessed via Linton or the A58 road from Leeds. The A659 road to Harewood crosses the Collingham Beck, a tributary of the Wharfe, over the listed Collingham Bridge. To the east is access to the A1(M) motorway and Boston Spa.

Collingham has had problems with flooding and was affected by the 2007 UK Floods. Collingham Beck has a tendency to swell very quickly. During the 2007 UK Floods it flooded Millbeck Green and the A58 Leeds Road reaching the boundaries of the Half Moon and Old Star public houses.

Shortly after 18:00 (BST) 26 December, the monitoring station at Collingham for the River Wharfe reached a record high of 5.25 m above ordnance datum (previous high level was 4.7 m AOD). Linton Bridge was damaged in the flood cracks appeared in the deck and its parapets sagged. The bridge is closed to all traffic until repairs are carried out. Repairs are due for completion in Summer 2017

 

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Latitude / Longitude : 53° 54' 24" N / 1° 24' 20" W | Time zone : UTC+0:0 / UTC+1 | Currency : GBP | Telephone : 44  

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Half Moon, Harewood Road, Collingham (Taken by Flickr user 17th June 2012)
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