Useful links

We’ve listed below some links relating to the Barwick-in-Elmet maypole. If you have found an interesting article, photo or movie on-line… please let us know and we will add it to the list. Please note that we cannot be responsible for the content of external websites.

Local organisations

Barwick and Scholes Parish Council

Barwick-in-Elmet Historical Society

Barwick-in-Elmet C of E Primary School

Barwick Tennis Club

Local Pubs

The Black Swan
Google Maps

The Fox & Grapes

The Gascoigne Arms

The New Inn
Google Maps


Barwick in Elmet & Scholes War Memorials Web Site
An article on ‘the cross’ war memorial that stands next to the maypole

Brigantes Nation
An article on Hall Tower Hill and Wendel Hill

English Heritage Pastscape
The English Heritage record of Hall Tower Hill and Wendel Hill

An early photograph of the Maypole at the Leeds Library Archive

Ordnance Survey Explore Maps
Interactive OS maps with suggested walking routes around Barwick-in-Elmet

OS explore 1
OS explore 2

Yorkshire Film Archive

The Fall and rise of the Barwick Maypole – 1978
A charming film by Leeds Cine Club. Do you recognise yourself? If so, let us know in the comments section!

Children’s Day – 1951
A film shot at Roundhay Park, including an impressive display of choreographed Maypole dancing


Maypole dance
Motte and Bailey
Weather vane

Diary Dates

Barwick Maypole Lowering
Monday 21st April 2014

Barwick Maypole Raising
Monday 26th May 2014

Barwick Beer Festival
Sat 18th October 2014

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