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

Scope and Content

Minutes of Preparative Meeting, 1940-1979 (5 vols.) [OO 1, 11-14]; Record of burials at Adel burial ground, 1868-1891 (1 vol.) [KK 3]; Account book, 1958-1979 (1 vol.) [OO 19.1]; Plans of Meeting House and burial ground, [1814]-1856 (3 items) [DD 2]; Certificate of registration of Meeting House as place of religious worship, 1938 [LL 87]

Administrative / Biographical History

This Meeting was settled in 1928 as an offshoot of Carlton Hill Meeting. It formed part of the recently created Leeds Monthly Meeting and became a full Preparative Meeting in 1938. Land given by Hannah Baker at Adel was used to create a burial ground in 1868, after the closure of Leeds Meadow Lane burial ground. A keeper's cottage, with a small Meeting House attached, was built in 1872 and it was this building which Adel Meeting used for worship. The Meeting flourished, but plans for enlarging the Meeting House were postponed by the Second World War and never carried out. The Meeting is still in existence.


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

Conditions Governing Access

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