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Quaker Burial Ground, Dacre

Description: Quaker Burial Ground

Grade: II
Date Listed: 3 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 331170

OS Grid Reference: SE1868860624
OS Grid Coordinates: 418688, 460624
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0413, -1.7161

Location: Dairy Lane, Harrogate HG3 4AF

Locality: Dacre
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG3 4AF

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Listing Text

SE 16 SE (west side, off)

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

- 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

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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