Farsley is a village steeped in history. The Medieval village developed first into one of the most important cloth producers in the Leeds area, the prosperity of which allowed Farsley to be heavily influenced by the later industrialisation of Britain. By embracing the industrial revolution the 19th century people of Farsley left a legacy of imposing and important buildings which shape the important character which we see today. Industrial complexes, terrace rows, religious architecture and large detached houses all stand side-by-side, reminding all that Farsley didn’t simply grow in the 19th century, it exploded into the large thriving place which we see today. Today Farsley’s important industrial heritage is still clearly visible on the ground. This combined with the landscape setting helps Farsley retain its independence from its surroundings, despite being now physically connected to surrounding settlements.
Farsley has so much to offer with most of amenities situated on or around Town Street. There is a Co-op convenience store, post office, bookmakers, several independent retailers as well as four pubs, a wine bar and numerous restaurants and cafe’s. Throstle Nest football the home of Farsley Celtic ground also has facilities open to the general public and the nearest large supermarket is Asda at the Owlcotes Centre in Stanningley, there is also a Marks and Spencers.