Records of Leeds: Fellowship House Preparative Meeting of the Society of Friends

Scope and Content

Minutes of Preparative Meeting, 1932-1971 (2 vols.) [KK 20-21]; List of members, 1920-1971 [KK 19]; Accounts, 1938-1971 (1 bundle) [KK 17]; Bank book, 1965-1971 [KK 18]; Declaration of Trust, Fellowship House Meeting House, 1939 [KK 16]; Plans of Fellowship House Meeting House, 1938-1951 (32 items) [DD 22]

Administrative / Biographical History

An Allowed Meeting opened at Burley Road Adult School in Leeds in 1904, becoming a full Preparative Meeting a year later. This formed part of Brighouse Monthly Meeting, until 1924, when it joined the newly formed Leeds Monthly Meeting. In 1938 the Adult School premises were subject to compulsory purchase by Leeds Corporation and a new site in Headlingley, known as Bleak House, was acquired. This became known as Fellowship House Friends Adult School and the name of the Meeting changed accordingly. When the Adult School closed in 1971, the Meeting was discontinued.


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 Housem, 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: Fellowship House Adult School

Additional Information

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