Place:Methley, West Riding of Yorkshire, England

NameMethley
Alt namesMedelaisource: Domesday Book (1985) p 318
TypeParish, Village
Coordinates53.733°N 1.406°W
Located inWest Riding of Yorkshire, England     ( - 1974)
Also located inWest Yorkshire, England     (1974 - )
Yorkshire, England    
See alsoLeeds (metropolitan borough), West Yorkshire, Englandmetropolitan borough in which Methley is mostly located
Agbrigg and Morley Wapentake, West Riding of Yorkshire, Englandwapentake in which it was situated.
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Methley is a dispersed village in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, south east of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It is located near Rothwell, Oulton, Woodlesford, Mickletown and Allerton Bywater. It nestles in the triangle formed by Leeds, Castleford and Wakefield, and is between the confluence of the River Aire and River Calder. The latter is crossed by Methley Bridge, the A639 road, about a mile south east of the village. It is often claimed that the village is the second largest in England (in terms of area).

GENUKI provides a description of the ecclesiastical parish of Methley from a gazetteer from the 1820s. It was located in the Agbrigg division of the Agbrigg and Morley Wapentake up until the end of the 19th century when wapentake divisions fell out of use.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Methley.

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