Public Transport 1821

Public Transport connections in 1821 were by coach, and Methley was on the Leeds to Ferrybridge Great North Road turnpike route. Coaches in these days were the Royal Forrester  which … Continue Reading →

Barnsdale Turnpike

July 13th 1822  –  The Leeds, Pontefract and Barnsdale turnpike road was completed under the Superintendance of JL Macadam.   The road passing through Methley and Glasshoughton shortened the distance … Continue Reading →

Wesleyan Chapel

In Vera Garland’s book Echoes and Reflections, amateur historian and staunch elder of the Wesleyan Chapel, Nellie Minett, wrote that Methodism had made a great impact on Methley.  There indeed … Continue Reading →

Titus Salt

Textile Manufacturer Titus Salt Lived at Methley Hall from 1858 until 1867 – the appended notes are paragraph  from a biography written by his friend the Rev. R Balgarnie of  … Continue Reading →

Methley Hall

The original building which consisted of the cellars and the hall was re-built in 1588 and was  to be re-modelled and extended on a number of occasions after that. It … Continue Reading →

Methley Census

In his book Methley 2000, Jim Melvin publishes census details from 1841 to 1891.   For reasons of space, Jim elects to display only selected records from the  returns.   … Continue Reading →