Meets on Sundays during the 9.30am Service.
St Mary's Beeston
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Researched and written by Frank Goddard
This is one of at least seven Beestons in England. The name means a settlement (ton) amid the bents (stiff grasses often used for hay). Our Yorkshire Beeston is set on a hill to the south of Leeds and is first recorded as Bestone in the Domesday Survey (1086) where it is described as woodland, pasturable but waste and held by Ilbert de Lacy, a Norman baron who came over with the conqueror. ‘Waste’ means that the manor had been forceably cleared by the invading Norman soldiery. In the past the name has also been spelled as Beston or Beiston. [Read more…] about History of Beeston