History of the Spinning Acres site
Originally a separate village, Far Headingley became joined to the rest of Leeds when wealthy industrialists, mostly working in the field of textile manufacture and responsible for spearheading the industrial revolution in this area of Yorkshire, constructed huge mansions and villas.
Still blessed today with street after street of beautifully proportioned early Victorian houses and terraces as well as some 18th century cottages, it is pleasing to see how leafy and green it is in this part of the city, where many of the houses share communal gardens.
In fact, it seems that no two houses are the same in Far Headingley, which merely adds to its charm – every terrace has its own distinctive character reflecting the personal taste of its Victorian architect.
The name Spinning Acres therefore takes its inspiration from the textile industry. The design of our brand icon resembles the fields and acres of land from which Far Headingley evolved – where the stone and brick villas on the east side of Otley Road, north of Hollin Road and Glen Road were located entirely in the open countryside until the 20th century.