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Rook How Friends' Meeting House and Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Colton, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.2971 / 54°17'49"N

Longitude: -3.0275 / 3°1'39"W

OS Eastings: 333223

OS Northings: 489542

OS Grid: SD332895

Mapcode National: GBR 7L9R.BC

Mapcode Global: WH82Y.G8K3

Plus Code: 9C6R7XWC+RX

Entry Name: Rook How Friends' Meeting House and Cottage

Listing Date: 25 March 1970

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225464

English Heritage Legacy ID: 421771

ID on this website: 101225464

Location: Rusland, Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, LA12

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Colton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Rusland St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

Tagged with: Quaker meeting house

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SD 38 NW
6/67 Rook How Friends'
25.3.70 Meeting House and

G.V. II*

Meeting house and house. Date 1725 on door latch and spice cupboard door.
Roughcast stone with slate roof. 2 storeys, 5 bays, the 3rd bay projects as
2-storey gabled porch, the 1st 2 bays are single storey. Most windows have
wooden mullions chamfered to inside, of 2 lights to windows flanking entrance
and to 5th bay, of 3 lights to 1st floor of 3rd bay and to 4th bay; most, except
for 4th and 5th bays of ground floor, have leaded glazing with rectangular
quarries. 1st 2 bays have 40-pane sashes. Segmental-headed entrance has ledged
and battened door with strap hinges and 5 three-sided steps. Gable-end stack
with rounded shaft. Later lean-to porch to right return. Rear has casement
windows to 2 bays to left hand end with central cross-mullion stair window with
intermediate bars and leaded glazing, diamond quarries. Interior of porch has
stair to former gallery and entrances to meeting house and house; that to
meeting house has decorative ironwork to latch; including date. Meeting house
has bench to dais and wall supports to other benches; now removed. Gallery on 2
round timber posts has balustrade, with timber partitioning dating from early
C20 when gallery was converted to bedroom. House has plank and muntin
partitions, with moulding to muntins, to ground and 1st floors; 2-panel doors;
dog-leg stair. Spice cupboard door has date and H hinges; hat pegs to
ground-floor room. A well preserved meeting house with house attached, also
well preserved.

Listing NGR: SD3322389542

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