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in his pontificals; Melton Hall is the
seat of Richard Fountayne Wilson,
Esq. This pleasant mansion com-
mands several delightful prospects.

Melton, West, W. R. (8) a ham-
let in the township of Brampton Bier-
low, in the parish of Wath upon Dearn,
wapentake of Strafforth and Tickhill, 5
miles N. from Rotherham.

Meltonby, E. R. (5) a township in
the parish of Pocklington, division of
Wilton Beacon, 2 miles N. from Pock-
lington; inhabitants, 78.

Melwaters,N.R. (1) a small ham-
let in the township and parish of Bowes,
wapentake of Gilling West, 2 miles
S. W. from Bowes.

Menethorpe, or Mennythorpe,
E. R. (5) a township in the parish of
Weston, wapentake of Buckrose, 3
miles S. from Malton; inhabitants, 131.

Mensthorpe, W. R. (8) a hamlet
in the township of North Elmsall, pa-
rish of South Kirkby, wapentake of
6 miles S.from Pontefract.

Menston, W. R. (4) a township in
the parish of Otley, wapentake of Sky-
rack, 3 miles W. from Otley; inha-
bitants, 257.

Menthorpe, E. R. (5) a township
with Bowthorpe, parish of Hemming-
borougli, wapentake of Ouse and Der-
went, 5 miles E. from 'Selby; inhabi-
tants, 49.

Men with, W.R. (4) a township with
Darley, in the parish of Hampsthwaite,
wapentake of Claro, 5§ miles S. from
Pateley Bridge ; inhabitants, 648.

Metham, E.R. (8) a township in
the parish of Howden, wapentake of
Howdenshire, 4§ miles S. E. from How-
den; inhabitants, 45. This village was
once the seat of the ancient family of
Metham. Metham Hall is now the
seat of Philip Scholefield, Esq.

Methley, W.R. (8) a parish and
township in the wapentake of Agbrigg,

6 miles N. E. from' Wakefield; in-
habitants, 1499; a rectory, value
Ss. 6§d.; patron, the King, as

Duke of Lancaster. Methley is a place
of great antiquity, being mentioned in
Domesday Book. In the chancel of
the church, which was built by Robert
Waterton, in the year
1424, are several
sumptuous monuments, of exquisite
'workmanship; the most ancient is that
of the founder and his wife; another op-
posite is consecrated to the memory of
lord Welles, who fell in the battle of Tow-
ton; between these, is the magnificent
tomb of Sir John Savile, baron of the
exchequer, the founder of the present fa-
mily of Mexborougli, brother to the
learned Sir Henry Savile; but the great-
est piece of antiquity about the church,
is a mutilated statue over the soutli door,
of the patron saint, Oswald, third king
of Northumberland, slain in battle,
against Penda, king of Mercia: the
figure is a rude representation of a mo-
narch in his robes, with crown and scep-
tre, but from its great antiquity, it is in
a state of much decay. Methley park,
the seat of the Earl of Mexborough, is
delightfully situated, and well stocked
with deer; the mansion was originally
built, in the reign of J aines I., by Sir John
Savile, but has been much renovated.

Mewith, W. R. (4). See Ben-
tham Low.

MEXBORoutJH, W. R. (8) a parish
and township in the wapentake of Straf-
forth and Tickhill, 5£ miles N. E. of
Rotherham; inhabitants, 865; perpe-
tual curacy; patron, the Archdeacon of
York. In the church are several ancient
monuments of the Savile family of Meth-
ley. The parish contains the township
of Denaby. Entire population,

Micklehow, W. R. (5). See

Micklebring, W.R. (8) a ham-
let in the township and parish of Braith-
well, wapentake of Strafforth and Tick-
hill, 5§ miles E. from Rotherham.

Mickleby, N, R. (2) a township in
the parish of Lythe, wapentake of Lang-
barugh, 7 miles N. W. from Whitby
inhabitants, 147.


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