Records of York: New Earswick Preparative Meeting of the Society of Friends

Scope and Content

Minutes of Preparative Meeting, 1917-1970 (8 vols.) [N 1.1-1.8]; Account book, 1914-1959 [N 2]; Subscription accounts and schedules, 1940-1962 (3 vols.) [N 3.1-3.3]; Papers, 1917-1965 (1 bundle) [N 9]

Administrative / Biographical History

New Earswick, a model village designed by Joseph Rowntree, dates to 1903 and lies on the northern edge of York. An Allowed Meeting opened in 1917, within York Monthly Meeting, which met in the Folk Hall. It became a full Preparative Meeting a decade later. A purpose-built Meeting House was opened in 1988 in White Rose Avenue on the village green. This was partly funded by the Joseph Rowntree Memorial Housing Trust.


The records are numbered and arranged according to the system used when they were in Clifford Street 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 in Clifford Street, York


In English

Other Finding Aids

Contents listed in Handlist 75, Inventory of the records of Yorkshire General Meeting and York and Thirsk Monthly Meetings of the Society of Friends formerly preserved at the Friends' Meeting House, Clifford Street, York (1986)

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 York Monthly Meeting, New Earswick Friends First Day School and New Earswick Women's Adult School

Additional Information

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