Calverley Area Guide

Calverley is an idyllic village bordering Rodley and Greengates. The pretty village is a popular spot with families due to its traditional village feel, friendly vibe and array of fantastic properties.


Things To Do

To the centre of Calverley you’ll find Calverley Victoria Park, on a summers day it’s the perfect spot to watch the local team play cricket, or to enjoy a game of tennis or basketball on the public courts. If you love a round of golf, there are 2 courses to the south of the village; Woodhall Hills and Calverley Golf club, which boost stunning grounds. For those looking to relax, the park provides an ideal backdrop for a picnic with the family, or if you want to stretch your legs, you can take a walk down through the fields for a stroll along the canal.

Things you didn't know about Calverley

The Parish Church in Calverley has parts that are thought to date back as early as the 11th- / 12th century, yet the tower that stands today is thought to have been added many years later.

Schools in Calverley

Within Calverley itself, you’ll find two main primary schools, as well as day nurseries and playschools. However, there is a long list of both primary and secondary schools, which are just a stone throw away in the surrounding areas.

  • Co-op Priethorpe Academy
  • Calverley C of E Primary School
  • Calverley Parkside Primary School
  • Greengates Primary School
  • Woodhouse Grove School
  • Calverley Day Nursery


Calverley also has great transport links to the main cities, towns and surrounding villages. Calverley is situated just 10 miles outside of Leeds City Centre and 4 miles outside of Bradford, making it a great spot for commuters of either city. Buses are the main mode of transport with routes as regular as every 5 minutes. Although Calverley doesn’t have its own train station, both Apperley Bridge and New Pudsey Station are within close proximity, offering direct connections to Leeds and Manchester on a frequent basis with large car park facilities, again great for commuters.


Calverley is an Ancient Parish in the West Riding of the county of Yorkshire. Historically, Calverley was a parish in the district of Bradford and the Morley Wapentake, but was incorporated into the municipal borough of Pudsey in 1937. There were plans to build ‘Calverley Cutting’, a straight road intended to replace the old winding packhorse way. This was part of a plan to develop luxurious residential properties in 1856, but was disputed by local residents and the plans failed.

Eating & Drinking

A quaint village like Calverley would not be complete without a traditional pub or two. The Calverley Arms is a hugely popular venue for food, or a relaxing drink outside in the beer garden. Just down the road you’ll find The Thornhill, The New Inn and The Railway Inn, all popular spots with the locals of Calverley. If you prefer more of a café feel, head to ‘The Little Coffee House’ on Victoria Street, which serves tasty homemade treats and barista style coffee, morning through to late lunch.


When it comes to amenities and local shops, in Calverley Village there is a post office and newsagents. For larger amenities and groceries head 5 minutes down the road into Greengates where you’ll find a large Sainsburys, Asda, Matalan, Costa, KFC and much more! In the opposite direction you’ll reach Rodley and Farsley where you’ll find a host of cafes, restaurants and trendy independent businesses.