Fairfield Moravian Settlement, Droylsden

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  • I live not very far away, and have told people about the Square. They are always astounded when they visit. From the main roads you would not know such a place existed. It was built by a religious gro...  more »
  • This area is local to us and we wandered around one fine summer day. The buildings are beautiful and it is a place of historic interest. Good for a little local walk.  more »
  • As I live about 5 mins from here, I visit regularly! I have friends that live in the square and my daughter attends Rainbows here. Once you turn off the main road, you are immediately taken back in ti...  more »
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  • Unique historical area In the suburbs of Manchester that offers an insight into the Moravian way of life. Pleasantly surprised.
  • Fairfield is a Settlement congregation which was opened in 1785. It was planned and built by its own people, with its inn, shop, bakery, farm, laundry, fire-engine, night-watchman, inspector of weights and measures, an overseer of roads, and even its physician. There were community houses for sisters and brethren, who applied themselves to the varied work of the Settlement. With the passing of time have come changes. The boarding schools of Fairfield have gone. That for boys, started in 1790, was discontinued in 1891; and the girls' school, begun in 1796, has passed into the care of the local authority as Fairfield High School for Girls. The work of the Moravian Theological College was transferred to Fairfield in 1875 and continued there in the original Sisters' House until 1958. Fairfield is no longer a self contained village; no longer does the watchman make his nightly rounds, and in the farm meadows are now streets and houses. Despite the many changes in the life of the Settlement over the past 200 years, the Church, with its worshipping and serving congregation, remains its focus and heart.
  • Interesting historical settlement, close to the Ashton Canal.
  • Not many places left like this to visit

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