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M400 Methley Hall - 1945.
Methley Hall, front view of later Gothic building added in the
Many older residents of Methley remember this frontage. Built by the
3rd Earl in the 1830s. Architect Anthony Salvin, restorer of Windsor
and Alnwick Castles and the Tower of London.
The Hall was a fine building with castellated roof, the fine bay
windows from the first floor carried to the top of the building. At
the right hand side can be seen the ballroom, library and dining
room added 1834. Methley Hall was indeed a magnificent building, one
of the largest in the area. The interior of 60 rooms was lavishly
furnished and appointed and it was renowned for its hospitality,
entertainment and social occasions, as well as for the learned
people who visited, for the Saviles were always closely connected
with Oxford University.