Records of Ilkley Preparative Meeting of the Society of Friends

Scope and Content

Minutes of Preparative Meeting, 1891-1987 (9 vols.) [K 1-7.2]; with separate index to 1925-1932 [K 4/1]; Minutes of Meeting on Ministry and Oversight, 1892-1963 (1 vol.) [K 10]; List of members, 1890-1978 [K 15]; Tabular statements, 1905, 1917, 1923-1940 (1 bundle) [K 19]; Birth notes, 1890-1893, 1924-1926, 1941-1952 (3 vols.) [J 80-81, 49]; Burial notes, 1896-1958 (3 vols.) [J 82-83, 51]; Treasurer's annual statements of accounts, 1885-1968 (1 bundle) [K 25]; Cash books, 1926-1964 (2 vols.) [K 26-27]; Bank pass books, 1954-1963, and bank statements, 1963-1970 (2 vols. & 1 bundle) [K 29.1-30]; Cash receipts, 1961-1968 (3 bundles) [K 31.1-32]; Treasurer's papers, 1957-1969 (1 bundle) [K 40]; Title deeds for burial ground, 1690-1812 (7 items) [T 4/1-7]; Correspondence and papers re. alterations to Meeting House, 1956-1967 (1 bundle) [AA 2a]; Plans of Meeting House, no date (6 items) [DD 27]; Ordnance Survey map (scale 1:2500) of Ilkley, 1921 [LL 76]; Preparative Meeting newsletter, Touchline, 1981-1984 [K 17]; Papers, mainly correspondence, committee minutes, accounts and reports on the state of the Meeting, 1826 onwards (7 bundles) [K 18]; includes photocopy typescript "Notes on the story of Quakers in Ilkley" by Dorothea Bohlmann, 1969

Administrative / Biographical History

An Allowed Meeting opened in Ilkley in 1862, as part of Brighouse Monthly Meeting. It is said to have been settled from Addingham Meeting. It acquired its own purpose-built Meeting House in Queen's Road in 1869. A few years later, in 1872, it became a full Preparative Meeting. Thomas Pumphrey was briefly a member of the Meeting, after his retirement from Ackworth School in the months leading up to his death. From 1924 onwards, the Meeting joined the newly formed Leeds Monthly Meeting. It is still in existence.


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 Brighouse and Leeds Monthly Meetings, Ilkley Young Friends and Missionary Helpers Union, Ilkley


See Dorothea Bohlmann, "Notes on the story of Quakers in Ilkley"

Additional Information

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

Personal Names