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Quakers' Rest

A Grade II Listed Building in Staindrop, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.5807 / 54°34'50"N

Longitude: -1.8068 / 1°48'24"W

OS Eastings: 412586

OS Northings: 520626

OS Grid: NZ125206

Mapcode National: GBR HHTG.MQ

Mapcode Global: WHC5L.64W6

Entry Name: Quakers' Rest

Listing Date: 9 January 1981

Last Amended: 30 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1338619

English Heritage Legacy ID: 111525

Location: Staindrop, County Durham, DL2

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Staindrop

Built-Up Area: Staindrop

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Staindrop

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 1220
(North side)
17/160 No. 20
9/1/81 (Quakers' Rest)
(formerly listed as The
Old Friends Meeting


Society of Friends' Meeting House, now house. Dated 1771 on rear gable kneeler.
Replaced house in village of Raby which was demolished around that date for
park improvements; circa 1981 alterations. Coursed squared sandstone with
quoins and ashlar dressings; roof pantiles with stone eaves, stone gable
copings and brick chimney. One storey, 3 bays, with east porch and pent east
extension. East elevation facing street has renewed double doors and 5-pane
overlight in plain stone surround in pedimented porch; pediment bed continues
as coping on returns; left return has sash. Main building has large renewed
sash with glazing bars in tooled stone surround in first bay and small rectangular
vent at ground level in plain stone surround. Pent extension to right of
porch has inserted windows and door and raised eaves. Roof has cyma-moulded
kneelers; small square left end chimney. Gabled right return has paired renewed
sashes in plain stone surrounds, with blocked opening under flat stone lintel
in gable peak, and 2 wide inserted windows in lower part.

Historical note: Jeremiah Dixon, one of the surveyors of the U.S. Mason Dixon
Line, is buried in the grave yard, now garden, to the north; he has no headstone,
although there are stones marking the graves of members of his family.

Sources: Ross and Mackenzie, View of the County Palatine of Durham, Newcastle
1834, p 197; W. Fordyce, History of the County Palatine of Durham, 1857, p.91.

Listing NGR: NZ1258720627

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