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Quaker Burial Ground

A Grade II Listed Building in Dacre, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.0413 / 54°2'28"N

Longitude: -1.7161 / 1°42'57"W

OS Eastings: 418688

OS Northings: 460624

OS Grid: SE186606

Mapcode National: GBR JPGQ.82

Mapcode Global: WHC84.MP08

Entry Name: Quaker Burial Ground

Listing Date: 3 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1315289

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331170

Location: Dacre, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG3

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Dacre

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

DACRE DACRE LANE
SE 16 SE (west side, off)

8/42 Quaker burial ground
approximately 300 metres
north-west of Beasting
Farm

- II

Burial ground. Dated 1682, with probably mid C19 alterations. Coursed
squared gritstone. A rectangular walled enclosure measuring approximately
10 x 15 metres, with a gateway at the north end of the west side. The walls
approximately 2 metres high, with large quoins to the south-west and south-
east corners, and flat capstones. The gateway has chamfered quoined jambs
and a lintel inscribed '1682'. Interior: a chamfered window mullion is
built into the inner face of the north wall; no grave stones. The lack of
original quoins to the north-west and north-east corners, together with the
reused mullion in the north wall suggest that the enclosure originally
extended further north, and may have included a house. Dacre was the centre
of the main concentration of Nidderdale Quakers in the late C17. In 1696 a
new meeting house was built at Dacre; it went out of use in the early C19
and was later demolished, but burials continued here until the mid C19. It
is possible that the meeting house was on the north side of the burial
ground, and that its demolition resulted in the reconstruction of the north
wall of the graveyard. B Jennings, A History of Nidderdale, 1967, pp 398
and 425.


Listing NGR: SE1868860624

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