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Friends Meeting House, Alston


The Friends Meeting House on Front Street in Alston was built in 1732, with contributions from the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), and it was extended in 1762-4. The history of Quakerism in Alston can be traced back to 1668. The local Quaker community were influential in the Alston Moor and wider area, both in livestock farming and local lead mining established by the Quaker-run London Lead Company. The meeting house is a Grade II listed building on the National Heritage List for England.

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Alston Friends Meeting House

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Alston

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Alston Meeting Room

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Alston stand

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Alston

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Quaker Meeting House, Alston, Cumbria

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Quaker Meeting House - Alston - List Entry
- "...Quakerism was established in Alston in 1668 and the meeting house was built in 1732, with an attached walled burial ground, funded by contributions from the Friends...The local Quaker ...

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Alston 1900 [0018-080]

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Alston Quaker Meeting

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Alston Meeting House History
- "From 1668 to 1902 Alston was in the care of Allendale Monthly Meeting in Northumberland Quarterly Meeting. Since 1981 it has been in the care of Carlisle and Holm Monthly ...

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List number: 1144960
List grade: 2
Post code: CA9 3HP
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: NY7193846381

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