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Methley Hall

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Mickletown; Medley; Woodhall Manor

In the civil parish of Rothwell.
In the historic county of Yorkshire.
Modern Authority of Leeds.
1974 county of West Yorkshire.
Medieval County of Yorkshire West Riding.

OS Map Grid Reference: SE37642656
Latitude 53.73408° Longitude -1.43089°

Methley Hall has been described as a probable Fortified Manor House.

There are no visible remains.


Great house built in the early 15th century, with a large open hall, screens passage and vaulted porch. The house was extensively altered by the Savile family in the late 16th/early 17th century, then extended in the 1770s and remodelled by Salvin between 1830-6. An inventory of 1657 refers to a hall, great and little dining rooms, private chambers, a chapel, service rooms and servants quarters. The house was demolished in 1963. (PastScape)

Methley Hall ... was moated around and had a stone bridge over a moat to a tower in the centre of the front, where there was a gateway or entrance with strong gates like a castle and a portculis to let down in time of danger. At the opposite side of the house was a drawbridge over the moat. (West Yorkshire HER ref. Darbyshire and Lumb with a question as to if this refers to Waterton's House or the remodelled house of Savile.)
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