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Society of Friends Meeting House

A Grade II Listed Building in Leek, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 53.1062 / 53°6'22"N

Longitude: -2.0283 / 2°1'42"W

OS Eastings: 398199

OS Northings: 356560

OS Grid: SJ981565

Mapcode National: GBR 24P.B0C

Mapcode Global: WHBCH.T690

Entry Name: Society of Friends Meeting House

Listing Date: 13 April 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1268552

English Heritage Legacy ID: 461676

Location: Leek, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST13

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Leek

Built-Up Area: Leek

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Leek St Edward the Confessor

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


611-1/4/102 Society of Friends Meeting House


Society of Friends meeting house, apparently purpose built.
c1694. Roughly coursed and squared stone with plain-tiled
roof. L-plan, with advanced wing to left (its gable wall
refronted) containing staircase.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys. Off-centre door with 16-pane sash window
above, both with flat stone lintels. Main body of meeting
house has 3-window range, but most of the windows now blocked.
Horizontal openings, possibly originally mullioned, with sash
windows of 8 and 12 lights in left-hand windows, the others
blocked. Blocked doorway to left of centre, with heavy
chamfered lintel. Plain string course and quoins to former
window openings. Similar blocked doorway in gable wall, and
blocked 3-light mullioned window to its right. Tall upper
window a later insertion (16-pane sash). Similar window
openings in rear wall, all now sashes with heavy stone heads
and quoins. Coped gables, and moulded string course.
INTERIOR: stone staircase in advanced wing, the former
galleried meeting room now subdivided under the gallery, which
is itself now screened off with wood panelling. Meeting room
has raised dais at one end, with dado panelling.
The meeting house was used by the Labour Church in the late
C19-early C20, and contains murals by Walter Crane which have
been painted over.

Listing NGR: SJ9819956560

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