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Friends Meeting House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bridgwater, Somerset

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Latitude: 51.127 / 51°7'37"N

Longitude: -3.0036 / 3°0'12"W

OS Eastings: 329866

OS Northings: 136886

OS Grid: ST298368

Mapcode National: GBR M5.98VT

Mapcode Global: VH7DH.WXHY

Plus Code: 9C3R4XGW+QH

Entry Name: Friends Meeting House

Listing Date: 16 December 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197386

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373905

Location: Bridgwater, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA6

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

Civil Parish: Bridgwater

Built-Up Area: Bridgwater

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

Tagged with: Quaker meeting house

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736-1/11/90 (North side)
16/12/74 Friends Meeting House


Friends Meeting House. 1722, much altered 1801 and extended
c1971-2. Limestone rubble plinth, Flemish-bond brick with
pantile roof and brick stack to left gable end. L-shaped plan.
2 storeys; 3-window range. The first floor has a 6/6-pane sash
at eaves level to left and two 8/8-pane sashes to right; The
ground floor has gauged brick segmental arches to two 6/6-pane
sashes to left, 2 blind windows to right and to the
left-of-centre double doors which have 2 panels with beaded
edges, 3 steps and a late C19 boot scraper set into plinth.
The rear wall of the main block is limestone rubble, windows
to the rear wing have timber lintels. INTERIOR: The entrance
hall is stone flagged with a barrel-vaulted ceiling and
6-panel doors to the sides. That to right leads to the former
meeting room which has steps to a platform along the front
wall. The present long meeting room behind the former,
probably of 1801, is divided by a wooden screen of vertical
sliding sashes with a 6-panel door to left. The whole room is
panelled to lower part with horizontal tongued-and-grooved
planks; large windows of 4 rows of 6 panes to left wall and 2
octagonal stone columns to front (south) end.
(Stell C: Non-conformist Chapels and Meeting-Houses in SW
England: London: 1991-: 169).

Listing NGR: ST2986336900

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