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Christian Brethren Church, Whitehaven

The Christian Brethren Church ('Gospel Hall') is located on Sandhills Lane in Whitehaven. The building was previously a Quaker Meeting House, built in c.1725. Thomas Story (c.1670 -1742) had encouraged local Quakers to build a meeting house in Whitehaven; in 1716 a plot of land here was purchased from Sir John Lowther for 5 shillings and the building was completed in 1725. The meeting closed in 1926 and in 1931 the former meeting house was sold to the Christian Brethren. An earlier Christian Brethren church in Whitehaven had been established in 1854, moving to the former Primitive Methodist chapel on Fox Lane in 1859, before moving here, to Sandhills Lane in 1931.

Whitehaven 1725 Quakers
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Whitehaven 1727

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Whitehaven & Egremont Quakers History
- "....Thomas Story encouraged Friends to build a meeting house and a plot of ground was purchased for 5 shillings. Friends subscribed towards the cost of a meeting house and early …

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Sandhills Lane
- "...Sandhills Lane is taken from the fact that dunes from the beach originally existed this far into the town and were used as common land for people to mend fishing …

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