Moravian Settlement Tour
Members and their guests are invited to a guided tour of the fascinating Fairfield Moravian Settlement, Manchester, created in 1785 - so almost as old as the Lit & Phil! We had a lecture about the site in the Spring 2022 term, and you now have a chance to go and see the place itself!
“Fairfield Moravian Settlement is a unique place with its Georgian Architecture, wide streets and cobbles. Found in the east of Manchester, and even though the surrounding area has been swallowed up by urban sprawl, it still retains its character. Pevsner, in his architectural series of guides 'Buildings of England', describes the settlement as being '...of national importance.' The Settlement and the surrounding land is now a Conservation Area and the buildings are Grade II or Grade II* listed. It is always a surprise to people when they enter the Square - it really is a hidden gem!” - Janet Warr
At a very reasonable £6 per person, with the tour open to members and their guests, we are very much looking forward to joining us for further, on-site enrichment. The ticket price includes the tour and post-tour tea or coffee.
The walk around the Settlement will take approximately 1 hour, with tea/coffee provided at the end, at which point you can also visit the small, on-site museum.
There is some limited parking adjacent to the venue and be aware that there are some cobbled streets. Public transport – Nearest Metrolink - Droylsden; 261 bus stops nearby. Please click the link below to be directed to maps.