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Quakers

A Grade II Listed Building in Membury, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8112 / 50°48'40"N

Longitude: -3.0318 / 3°1'54"W

OS Eastings: 327401

OS Northings: 101803

OS Grid: ST274018

Mapcode National: GBR M4.Y7Q1

Mapcode Global: FRA 46JY.JPL

Entry Name: Quakers

Listing Date: 19 October 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1170857

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88089

Location: Membury, East Devon, Devon, EX13

County: Devon

District: East Devon

Civil Parish: Membury

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Membury

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

ST 20 SE MEMBURY TURFMOOR
5/409
Quakers
GV
II

Former Quaker Meeting House, now a dwelling. Circa C17 origin. Originally said to
have been a farm building. Used as a meeting house from 1665-1742. Fell into
disuse and converted into dwelling in early C20.
Stone rubble building. Slate roof with gabled ends, west gable end plastered. One
storey and attic. Four window range. C20 two-light casements with glazing bars.
Two C20 gabled dormers. Glazed door with side light. Small brick chimney stacks at
gable ends.
An old illustration shows a thatched roof, half-hipped at west end over external
stairs.
Earliest reference to Membury in Devonshire County Quarterly Meeting is of 1676, and
in 1680 The Membury Monthly Meeting Booke. George Fox mentions going to Membury in
1668.
Reference: "A Deserted Meeting House and Burial Ground" by Robert Dymond. The
Burial Ground is situated about 500 yards to north north west.


Listing NGR: ST2740101803

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