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The Friends Meeting House and Adjoining Cottage to West

A Grade I Listed Building in Sedbergh, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3147 / 54°18'53"N

Longitude: -2.5535 / 2°33'12"W

OS Eastings: 364089

OS Northings: 491156

OS Grid: SD640911

Mapcode National: GBR BLLK.Z1

Mapcode Global: WH943.RT74

Plus Code: 9C6V8C7W+VJ

Entry Name: The Friends Meeting House and Adjoining Cottage to West

Listing Date: 16 March 1954

Last Amended: 19 October 1999

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1384080

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484512

ID on this website: 101384080

Location: Brigflatts, Westmorland and Furness, Cumbria, LA10

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Sedbergh

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Sedbergh, Cautley and Garsdale

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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SD6491 BRIGFLATTS, Marthwaite
162-1/19/378 (East side)
16/03/54 The Friends' Meeting House and
adjoining cottage to west
(Formerly Listed as:
The Friends' Meeting House and
adjoining cottage to west)


Friends' Meeting House, with integral cottage. Dated 1675 on
porch; slightly altered in C18. Mixed random rubble, mostly
white-washed, graduated stone slate roof. Simple rectangular
plan on east-west axis (at right-angles to lane) with integral
1-bay cottage at west end and 2-storey porch next to junction
with this.
EXTERIOR: the cottage is 2 low storeys and the meeting house
is one storey to the same height, the whole range 1:1:3
windows, with a plinth to the main range. The cottage has one
3-light mullioned window on each floor, and a short square
gable chimney. The porch is 2-storeyed and gabled, has a
round-headed outer doorway with chamfered surround, a
square-headed inner doorway with a heavy pegged oak door and
simple wrought-iron furnishings. Over the outer doorway there
is a C20 replica of an original datestone with raised
lettering "Anno / Do / 1675" over a 5-pointed star, and at 1st
floor a round-headed 1-light window with chamfered surround
and hollow spandrels. The main range has two 3-light windows
at mid level, both with chamfered mullions and straight
stone-slate drip courses over them. To the right 2 similar
windows vertically-aligned, the upper (lighting the gallery)
without a drip-course.
INTERIOR: muntin-and-rail panelling to walls, with plain
benches; raised bench against south wall with simple panelled
front and rail with ball finials to stair top. Gallery to
north side and both ends (added 1711) supported by wooden
columns, protected by wooden turned-baluster railings and
approached by a wide wooden staircase (opposite the door) at
the foot of which wooden gates form an enclosure for
sheepdogs; west end partitioned with wooden panelling on both
levels to form Warden's cottage.
HISTORICAL NOTE: third oldest Friend's Meeting House.

Listing NGR: SD6408691159

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