Records of Leeds: Roundhay Preparative Meeting of the Society of Friends

Scope and Content

Minutes of Preparative Meeting, 1929-1977 (5 vols.) [KK 23-27]; Minutes of Elders and Overseers Meetings, 1931-1987 (3 vols.) [KK 32.1-32.3]; with related papers, 1955-1980 [KK 30]; Minutes of Children's Work Committee, 1949-1971 (1 vol.) [KK 36]; Ledger, 1931-1950, and cash book, 1945-1967 [KK 33.1-33.2]; with related papers [KK 34]; Visitors' book, 1945-1988 [KK 35]; Papers, 1930 onwards [KK 31]

Administrative / Biographical History

An Allowed Meeting opened in Roundhay, near Leeds, in 1927, as part of Leeds Monthly Meeting. This became a full Preparative Meeting in 1931 and Friends acquired a bungalow at 136 Street Lane for use as a Meeting House that same year. Worship still takes place at the same site.


The records are numbered and arranged according to the system used when they were in Carlton Hill Meeting House

Access Information

The conditions of deposit include a clause requiring written prior permission from a Friend Custodian for access to consult current legal documents and any material less than fifty years old

Acquisition Information

The collection of archives of the Society of Friends formerly held at the Friends Meeting House at Carlton Hill, Leeds


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 99, Inventory of the records of Brighouse, Knaresborough, Leeds, and Settle Monthly Meetings of the Society of Friends formerly preserved at the Friends Meeting House, Carlton Hill, Leeds, 2nd edition, 1997

Conditions Governing Use

As with access, the photocopying of current legal documents and any material less than fifty years old requires the permission of a Friend Custodian

Related Material

Related material in Leeds University Library: Records of Leeds Monthly Meeting

Additional Information

The records are deposited and remain the property of the Society of Friends