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Kellington Independent village website
The area surrounding Kellington
Kellington is a small village roughly equidistance from Selby and Pontefract [about 7 miles] and also about equal distances from York, Doncaster, Wakefield and Leeds. [all less than 20 miles] Bradford is a little further, but still within an easy 30 minutes travelling time.
Kellington village is a pleasant peaceful place to live. Unlike some urban areas, Kellington has a very "safe" feeling - children play out, the elderly are happy to walk around after dark, walking the public footpath system with just a dog for company is something nobody thinks twice about doing - there is very little trouble or vandalism in Kellington, and most people know each other.
There is a primary school in Kellington and the village also has a small village shop, a post office and 2 pubs, one of which, Kellington Manor, serves meals..
Kellington has a regular bus service and rail transport is available from Whitley Bridge [very limited], Knottingley [still a bit limited] Castleford [half hourly to both Leeds and Sheffield] and Selby [direct service to London via Hull Trains plus other main line services]
The best travel links though are by road - the M62 is 1 mile away at junction 32, the A645 and the A19 both pass just outside the village and the A1 is within 5 miles.
Sketch map of Kellington Streets
drawn by Robbie Beechey
This map represents the relative positions of the various streets and landmark buildings in Kellington, and is intended to help those who do not know the village as it is now to see where the photographs of the different streets etc fit into the village layout - it is by no means an accurate map.
To the North of Kellington village are arable fields and a footpath system, leading to the river Aire, Beal and the A19 at Chapel Haddlesey.
To the South of Kellington village is the A645, Eggborough, Whitley Bridge and the M62 and the Canal.
The A645 also runs past the Western edge of the village, on its way to Knottingley, while the A19 runs down the Eastern edge linking Selby and Doncaster.
As can be seen from the Kellington village photos, [ here and here] most of the buildings in Kellington are modern, and the vast majority of the older village properties have been extensively remodelled too. In fact, Kellington today looks totally different to the village as it was only 40 years ago. Manor Garth was built during the fifties and was the first large developement, followed by Pickhaven Garth [late sixties]and Water Garth / Roall Lane, [early seventies]
Plough Garth, Hawthorn Garth, Tithe Barn Way, Marsh Lane Gardens and Bakersfield are the other major developements, and there is also new housing along Ings Lane, together with the smaller Ings Court and Manor Farm Close. New housing has also been erected along Main Street between the older property and in various other sites around the village.