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Description: Friends Meeting House
Date Listed: 24 August 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 133529
OS Grid Reference: SO8698509737
OS Grid Coordinates: 386985, 209737
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7861, -2.1901
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PAINSWICK VICARAGE STREET
SO 8609 (part)
8/337 Friends Meeting House
Chapel. Built 17-5-1706; major repairs and modifications 1793/4. Limestone
ashlar, slate roof to very steep pitch, presumably replacing original stone
slate. A very direct gabled building, with small ashlar stack with moulded
cappings to each gable. Entrance front has, set high, two cross mullioned
casements in wood, with leading and under a drip moulding. Below is a pair of
early plank doors in moulded surround to a slightly peaked head under on a
gabled porch to wood brackets. South front has 2 large 24-pane sashes, and,
centrally a blocked door opening with date 1706 over. West gate (back) has two
12-pane sashes, and the north wall, facing Dovers House and Cottage (qv) is
plain. Interior has heavy chamfered and stopped beams to a 6 compartment
ceiling; C18 staircase, C10 benches. The building was closed in 1894 and
re-opend in 1952. The meeting had, since 1658, had a burial ground at Dell Farm
(qv), gift of Thomas Loveday, who greatly supported the community. (STELL, c;
An Inventory of Non-Conformist Chapels and Meeting Houses in Central England,
RCHM, 1986: Glos No 122).
Listing NGR: SO8698509737
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