Metropolitan Borough of Leeds
West Yorkshire England
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Methley is a dispersed, agricultural and former mining village in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, about 10 miles south east of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
he Church of Methley of St. Oswald was in existence at the time of Domesday, but has been wholly rebuilt, and in the present fabric is nothing peculiar, except the chantry on the South side of the choir, founded and endowed by Robert Waterton, in 1424, and which contains many monuments of exquisite workmanship. The greatest piece of antiquity about the Church, is a statue of King Oswald, the Patron Saint, over the south door, far more ancient than any part of the present edifice, and probably contemporary with the foundation of the church and parish. The figure is that of an aged man in robes, with crown and sceptre, somewhat decayed, but yet expressive and majestic in decay.