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Friends Meeting House

A Grade II Listed Building in Hampstead Town, Camden

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Latitude: 51.5595 / 51°33'34"N

Longitude: -0.1781 / 0°10'41"W

OS Eastings: 526393

OS Northings: 186089

OS Grid: TQ263860

Mapcode National: GBR D0.FSB

Mapcode Global: VHGQR.V2Q9

Plus Code: 9C3XHR5C+RQ

Entry Name: Friends Meeting House

Listing Date: 11 January 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378849

English Heritage Legacy ID: 478207

Location: Hampstead Town, Camden, London, NW3

County: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Hampstead Town

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Christ Church Hampstead

Church of England Diocese: London

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798-1/16/820 (East side)
Friends Meeting House


Society of Friends (Quaker) Meeting House. 1907. By Frederick
Rowntree. Stucco with brick ground floor to left hand return.
Tiled gabled roof with tall buttressed chimney-stack on
return. Arts and Crafts Free Style.
EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and basement. Gabled Heath Street facade
with semicircular timber porch of distyle-in-antis columns,
their pedestals on the 2nd of 3 stone steps, supporting a deep
entablature with copper half-dome; panelled doors, part-glazed
with small panes, and brass handles. To right, a transom and
mullion window with glazing bars. Similarly detailed Venetian
style window at 1st floor level. Left hand return to Hampstead
Square with grilled semi-basement windows; left hand gabled
bay with 3 2-light square-headed casements in shallow
segmental-arched recesses with louvred shutters and a keyed
oculus in the apex, all with small panes; right hand bay with
a single and a 3-light window and a box dormer breaking
through over-hanging eaves, all with glazing bars.
INTERIOR: plain with Arts and Crafts detailing. A small lobby
leads into a hall with a motif of shallow arches around the
walls. 1st floor library with fireplace.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Frederick Rowntree was an architect member of
the famous Quaker chocolate manufacturing family from
Yorkshire, who designed a series of Friends' Meeting Houses
around the country.

Listing NGR: TQ2639686084

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