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Friends Meeting House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Kendal, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3286 / 54°19'42"N

Longitude: -2.743 / 2°44'34"W

OS Eastings: 351778

OS Northings: 492808

OS Grid: SD517928

Mapcode National: GBR 9L8D.Y3

Mapcode Global: WH82W.VG0H

Plus Code: 9C6V87H4+CR

Entry Name: Friends Meeting House

Listing Date: 24 April 1951

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1319001

English Heritage Legacy ID: 75492

Also known as: Friends Meeting House, Kendal

ID on this website: 101319001

Location: Kendal, Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, LA9

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Kendal

Built-Up Area: Kendal

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Kendal St George

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

Tagged with: Quaker meeting house

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(Off South side)

8/146 Friends' Meeting
24-4-51 House

G.V. II*

Meeting House. 1816 (built partly on site of late C17 Meeting House) by Francis
Webster. Altered internally in 1934, extended eastward in 1936. Hammer-dressed
limestone blocks on plinth; eaves cornice and blocking course. Graduated slate
roofs with parallel ridges; stone end chimneys. 2 storeys, 5 bays. Stramongate
elevation: Porch on left has lunette immediately above and 2 semicircular-headed
sashes to right; three 1st floor windows are 1934 insertions. New Street
elevation: Porch on right has lunette immediately above and 4
semicircular-headed sashes to left; five lst floor sashes. Tall tripartite sash
to west return. Both porches have cornices and blocking courses, with panelled
inner double doors. All windows have glazing bars. Interior: originally 2
rooms separated by full-height timber partition of 4 elliptical-headed arches
carried between panelled pilasters; the arcade was infilled by movable, panelled
shutters which were permanently fixed in place when an upper (classroom) floor
was inserted on the north side in 1934. Cast-iron columns support the gallery,
with turned balusters, carried around 2 sides of the south room.

Listing NGR: SD5177892808

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