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Latitude: 53.6082 / 53°36'29"N
Longitude: -1.4167 / 1°24'59"W
OS Eastings: 438693
OS Northings: 412566
OS Grid: SE386125
Mapcode National: GBR LVKQ.28
Mapcode Global: WHDCK.6KNQ
Plus Code: 9C5WJH5M+78
Entry Name: Methley Tomb Chest 17 Metres South of South Chapel of Church of St Peter
Listing Date: 11 May 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1227284
English Heritage Legacy ID: 424982
Location: South Hiendley, Wakefield, S72
Civil Parish: South Hiendley
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Felkirk St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
SOUTH HIENDLEY CHURCH LANE
(west side) Felkirk
4/68 Methley tomb chest
- 17 metres south of
south chapel of Church
of St. Peter.
Tomb chest. Early C19. Commemorates Richard Methley, merchant of Quebec
(d.1837). Sandstone. Plain side panels (except west end - see below), lid
with moulded rim, decorated head with 3 arches and 4 flowers. The
inscription identifies Methley as "Merchant of Quebec North America the Sixth
Son of the late Willoughby Methley of Shafton" and adds: "In the discharge of
his secular duties he crossed the Atlantic Ocean 34 times". Additions on
(i) the Rev. James Methley, Wesleyan Minister (d.1861); (ii) Abigail,
daughter of Willoughby and Mary Methley (d.1862); (iii) Mary Stocks; sister
of Abigail. Addition on west end panel: John Methley of Frith Street Soho,
3rd son of Willoughby (d.1838).
Included for historical interest of inscription.
Listing NGR: SE3869312566
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