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Friends' Meeting House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Claife, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.375 / 54°22'30"N

Longitude: -2.9885 / 2°59'18"W

OS Eastings: 335887

OS Northings: 498174

OS Grid: SD358981

Mapcode National: GBR 7KKV.TF

Mapcode Global: WH82L.296C

Entry Name: Friends' Meeting House

Listing Date: 25 March 1970

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087266

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76732

Location: Claife, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA22

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Claife

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Hawkshead St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

SD 39 NE
Friends' Meeting

Meeting house. 1688 with later alterations. Roughcast with some slate hanging
and slate roof. 3 bays, the 3rd bay with lst floor, and low wing to right
return. 1st 2 bays have tall sashed windows with glazing bars, inserted in
1790. 3rd bay has window with small-paned fixed glazing and opening pane under
dripcourse; sashed window above. Large gabled porch has segmental-arched
opening with 2-light casement above, with leaded glazing. Gable-end stack and
small wing with C20 door and casement. Left return has 2 double-chamfered
cross-mullion windows under label mould with slate hanging over, and roughcast
apex. Rear has one 3-light double-chamfered mullioned window with transom to
1st bay. Interior: Porch has wide-boarded doors with wood locks and strap
hinges to meeting room and schoolroom. To left, hat pegs; to right wide-boarded
doors with H-L hinges, one to stair. Meeting room has beams with stepped stops
and fielded panelling and possibly later dais. Partition to schoolroom with
balustrade to gallery above; upper panels can be slid up to screen off gallery.
Schoolroom has fielded panelling and fixed benches; upper panels to partition
can be lifted up to open room into meeting room. Small stone fireplace.
Winding stair to gallery has plank and muntin panelling. .

Listing NGR: SD3588798174

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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