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Friends' Meeting House and Whielden Cottage

A Grade II* Listed Building in Amersham, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.6641 / 51°39'50"N

Longitude: -0.619 / 0°37'8"W

OS Eastings: 495609

OS Northings: 197044

OS Grid: SU956970

Mapcode National: GBR F68.LB3

Mapcode Global: VHFSH.7F3P

Entry Name: Friends' Meeting House and Whielden Cottage

Listing Date: 22 December 1958

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1274183

English Heritage Legacy ID: 415799

Location: Amersham, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire, HP7

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Chiltern

Civil Parish: Amersham

Built-Up Area: Amersham

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Amersham with Coleshill

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

SU 9597 SE 7/192

WHIELDEN STREET (west side),
Friends' Meeting House and Whielden Cottage



Original house at south end c.1600 extended to 1689 to form a Meeting Room for Friends, who has used the building from about 1660. Extended further north late C18, when the Meeting House was refronted in red brick. Cottage refronted early C19. Old tile roof, hipped at north end, C17 brick stack to cottage, gable on left with 2-light casement door with bracketted hood, 2-light casement on left with segmental arch. Meeting House has 2-fold 6 flush panel doors with delicate astragal mouldings, wooden architrave and flat gauged arch. Two sash windows each side, all with wood cills, segmental arches and panelled shutters with ornamental iron fasteners. Rear elevation has four gabled wings, three weatherboarded, the southern one brick.
Interior: Cottage has exposed beams of c.1600. Meeting House is divided into two rooms by a screen with counterweighted shutters. Main room has plain dado panelling, wall benches and a stand, open backed benches with shaped ends. Setting: a large open burial ground on the north and west. Important associations with Quaker history.

Listing NGR: SU9560997044

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