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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.
|Traditional County||Yorkshire, West Riding|
|OS Settlement Classification||Other settlement (village, hamlet etc)|
|Region||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Police Authority||West Yorkshire|
Other names by which Methley, Leeds has been known in the past
Mede Ley ~ Medley
Methley, Leeds in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)
Methley, town and par. with ry. sta., S. div. West-Riding Yorkshire, 7 miles SE. of Leeds, 3492 ac. (80 water), pop. 4074; P.O.; coal is mined; Methley Park (1593) is the seat of the Earl of Mexborough.
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