Fulneck Moravian Settlement

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Fulneck is located in West Yorkshire
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OS grid reference SE225319
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Sovereign state United Kingdom
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Coordinates: 53°47′01″N 1°39′53″W / 53.7837°N 1.6648°W / 53.7837; -1.6648

Fulneck Moravian Settlement

Fulneck Moravian Settlement is a village in Pudsey in the City of Leeds metropolitan borough, West Yorkshire, England. It was established in 1744. It is named after Fulneck (Czech: Fulnek), the German name of a town in Northern Moravia, Czech Republic.

The village (grid reference SE225319) lies in a picturesque location on a hillside overlooking a deep valley. Pudsey Beck flows along the bottom of the valley.

Amenities[edit]

Fulneck Moravian Chapel

Fulneck Moravian Chapel is a Grade I listed building, making it one of the most architecturally significant buildings in Leeds. Additional to the normal Sunday Service(s), there is a concert by Fulneck resident Dr Simon Lindley on the famous Fulneck John Snetzler/Binns organ on the first Thursday of every month [second Thursday in January] from 11:00 to 11:40 am - admission is free; a retiring collection is taken for church funds. Other regular musical events include recitals by former Fulneck resident cornet virtuoso Phillip McCann and at least one annual visit by Saint Peter's Singers of Leeds; this choir has participated for eight years in the famous Fulneck Baroque weekend at every August end. Concerts have involved complete presentations of greatly loved Bach cantatas, Handel's Messiah, his oratorios Samson and Israel in Egypt along with his Coronation Anthems of 1727, the Mass in B minor by Bach and a special concert entitled "Where the Baroque went" - featuring music by Haydn and Mozart.


Many of the 18th-century stone houses in the village are listed buildings.

Fulneck School, established in 1753, forms a major part of the Moravian village.

Within the village lies Fulneck Golf Club. This is known to be the oldest golf club in the Leeds area, having been founded in 1892.

There is a cafe in Fulneck called The Giving Tree, which serving good homemade food, coffee, and cakes. It is open seven days a week, and is located in an 18th-century listed building, that was the original shop for the settlement. Shop records still survive from its opening in 1762, and are believed to be some of the oldest shop archives in the UK.

There is a Moravian museum in Fulneck, opposite the church. It has been open since 1969 and is open Saturdays and Wednesdays 2 pm-4:50 pm (as of 2006). The Moravian Craft Shop is open Wednesday-Saturday 9 am-5 pm (as of 2006).

There are a number of footpaths and scenic walks in the area, including a footpath between Fulneck and the nearby village of Tong and the Leeds Country Way.

History[edit]

Members of the Moravian Church settled at Fulneck in 1744. They were descendants of old Bohemian/Czech Unity of the Brethren (it extinct after 1620 due to forcible re-Catholization imposed on the Czech lands by Habsburg emperors), which in 1722 had found refuge in Saxony on the estate of Nicolaus Ludwig Count von Zinzendorf. Within the next few years after settling, housing as well as a school and a chapel were built. The chapel building was completed in 1748. In 1753 and 1755 the Boys' and Girls' Schools were opened. In 1994 the two became one school.

People[edit]

No.34 Fulneck, home of Benjamin Latrobe 1764-1820

Famous people born in Fulneck include:

Famous people to have attended Fulneck School include:

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Former Moravian Sunday school