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Latitude: 51.127 / 51°7'37"N
Longitude: -3.0036 / 3°0'12"W
OS Eastings: 329866
OS Northings: 136886
OS Grid: ST298368
Mapcode National: GBR M5.98VT
Mapcode Global: VH7DH.WXHY
Entry Name: Friends Meeting House
Listing Date: 16 December 1974
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1197386
English Heritage Legacy ID: 373905
Location: Bridgwater, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA6
Civil Parish: Bridgwater
Built-Up Area: Bridgwater
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
ST2936NE FRIARN STREET
736-1/11/90 (North side)
16/12/74 Friends Meeting House
Friends Meeting House. 1722, much altered 1801 and extended
c1971-2. Limestone rubble plinth, Flemish-bond brick with
pantile roof and brick stack to left gable end. L-shaped plan.
2 storeys; 3-window range. The first floor has a 6/6-pane sash
at eaves level to left and two 8/8-pane sashes to right; The
ground floor has gauged brick segmental arches to two 6/6-pane
sashes to left, 2 blind windows to right and to the
left-of-centre double doors which have 2 panels with beaded
edges, 3 steps and a late C19 boot scraper set into plinth.
The rear wall of the main block is limestone rubble, windows
to the rear wing have timber lintels. INTERIOR: The entrance
hall is stone flagged with a barrel-vaulted ceiling and
6-panel doors to the sides. That to right leads to the former
meeting room which has steps to a platform along the front
wall. The present long meeting room behind the former,
probably of 1801, is divided by a wooden screen of vertical
sliding sashes with a 6-panel door to left. The whole room is
panelled to lower part with horizontal tongued-and-grooved
planks; large windows of 4 rows of 6 panes to left wall and 2
octagonal stone columns to front (south) end.
(Stell C: Non-conformist Chapels and Meeting-Houses in SW
England: London: 1991-: 169).
Listing NGR: ST2986336900
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