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Metham is located in East Riding of Yorkshire
Metham shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
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Country England
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Postcode district DN14
Dialling code 01430
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53°42′59″N 0°46′31″W / 53.716320°N 0.775322°W / 53.716320; -0.775322Coordinates: 53°42′59″N 0°46′31″W / 53.716320°N 0.775322°W / 53.716320; -0.775322

Metham is a hamlet in the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is situated approximately 4 miles (6 km) south east of Howden and 2 miles (3.2 km) west of Blacktoft. It lies 1.5 miles (2.4 km) north of the River Ouse, not far from where it flows into the River Trent and becomes the Humber.

Metham forms part of the civil parish of Laxton.

Metham Hall

Metham was the seat of the Metham family. A 16th-century Sir Thomas Metham, who was knighted during the reign of Queen Mary, was imprisoned under Queen Elizabeth I for practising the Roman Catholic faith, and died at York Castle in 1573. A 17th-century Sir Thomas Metham died at the Battle of Marston Moor during First English Civil War. In the battle he served for Charles I as captain of the Yorkshire gentlemen volunteers.[1][2]

In 1823 Metham was a village in the civil parish of Howden, and the Wapentake of Howdenshire. The village is about 1 mile (1.6 km) from a Roman military highway, Roman pottery and other artifacts have been found nearby. Metham population in 1823 was 45, and included one farmer; two gentlemen, one of whom lived at Metham Hall; and two yeomen, one of whom lived at 'Bishopsoil'.[2]

The early 19th-century Metham Hall is on Metham Lane, and is a Grade II listed building.[3] A Grade II listed farmhouse (c. 1800), attached to Metham Hall, is 70 yards (64 m) to its north-west.[4]


  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Sir Thomas Metham". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 
  2. ^ a b Baines, Edward (1823): History, Directory and Gazetteer of the County of York, p. 369
  3. ^ Historic England. "Metham Hall, Metham Lane (1083313)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  4. ^ Historic England. "Metham Hall Farmhouse (1281753)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 9 December 2014. 
  • Gazetteer — A–Z of Towns Villages and Hamlets. East Riding of Yorkshire Council. 2006. p. 8.