The Long Ridings Estate is atually formed by two separate areas known as “Long Ridings” and “High Ridings”. Long Ridings was built first and consisted of everything from Laurel Close up Arnolds Avenue. This was delimited by the Anicent Woodland known as Arnolds Shaw which are in the back gardens of the homes at the high even numbers of Arnolds Avenue. A number of years later the High Ridings area was built and included everything from Shaw Crescent up to Queenswood Avenue.
The Estate was built by the Jackson Homes company on former farm land owned by the Poplar School that existed on the Estate now known as Hutton Poplars.
Houses were sold in specific designs. Some examples are shown below from the original sales brochures.