A64 in Killingbeck
New flats in Killingbeck

Killingbeck is a district of east Leeds, West Yorkshire, England that is situated between Seacroft to the north, Cross Gates and Whitkirk to the east, Gipton to the west, Halton Moor to the south, Halton to the south east and Osmondthorpe to the south west. It is contiguous with Cross Gates and Seacroft, at the junction of the A63 (Selby) Road and A64 (York) roads. Killingbeck was formerly home to Killingbeck Colliery. The area is small and its borders difficult to define but runs along York Road, taking in the retail park, the former Killingbeck Hospital, the cemetery, the police station and Halfords.

Killingbeck is home to a police station in Leeds, the 'Killingbeck Police Station', which deals with all calls in east Leeds.

Killingbeck Hospital, famous for its heart surgery, was located in the area until 1998, when services were transferred to the Jubilee Wing at Leeds General Infirmary. Currently, Killingbeck is most notable for its Asda superstore and B&Q warehouse.

Jimmy Savile's mother ("the duchess") is buried in Killingbeck Cemetery.{link}

Recently new private houses have been built close to Killingbeck Drive, across the road from Seacroft Hospital and a short distance from the location of Asda, B&Q and COMET stores. Further up the A64 York Road there is a Halfords and an early Burger King. In between the groups of shops is a small parade of local shops containing a post office, off licence, fish and chip shop and Cash Converters, Pawnbroker. Killingbeck had a population of 6,436 in 2011.[1]


  1. ^ Killingbeck is made up of 21 output areas South of Seacroft

External links

  • for Killingbeck
  • The Ancient Parish of Whitkirk at GENUKI: Killingbeck was in this parish