Yorkshire has many historic meeting houses. This page highlights some of them.
List of meeting houses in Yorkshire which are heritage listed by Historic England
|Date built or bought
|Grade of Listing
|Airton heritage report
|Bainbridge heritage report
|Bentham heritage report
|Gildersome heritage report
|High Flatts heritage report
|Kirkbymoorside heritage report
|Malton heritage report
|Osmotherley heritage report
|Pickering heritage report
|Rawdon heritage report
|Settle heritage report
|Skipton heritage report
|Thirsk heritage report
|Wooldale heritage report
Farfield Meeting House
Farfield Quaker Meeting House, (2 miles west of Addingham near Ilkley on the road to Bolton Abbey), was chosen by Historic England in 2019 as one of 10 faith and belief places in England.
The small, simple Meeting House is one of the oldest Quaker Meeting Houses in the country. It was built in 1689, the year of the Act of Toleration which allowed Quakers and other non-conformist groups religious freedom and which meant that they could build their own places of worship. The Meeting House is owned by the Historic Chapels Trust which, along with a small local committee called the Friends of Farfield, undertakes the care and maintenance of the building.
During the summer months, a half-hour meeting for worship is held on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 14.30. The dates for 2023 are: 20 April, 18 May. 15 June, 20 July, 17 August, 21 September and 19 October.
Farfield meeting house is on the Dales Way long distance footpath.
The history of the meeting house can be downloaded here.
Farfield has three listings by Historic England: