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Brigflatts Quaker Meeting House, Sedbergh


Brigflatts Quaker Meeting House, located about half a mile south-west of Sedbergh in Cumbria, was built in 1675.[1] George Fox, the founder of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), first came to Brigflatts in June 1652 to meet with Richard Robinson, a leader of the Westmorland Seekers. The Seekers, like Fox were disillusioned with the Church of England. Fox preached in the churchyard of Sedbergh Church and later at a large open-air meeting on Firbank Fell, from a crag which is now called "Fox's Pulpit". This meeting is identified as the start of the Quaker movement.[2] Brigflatts Quaker Meeting is a Grade I listed building.

Brigflatts Meeting House or Briggflatts Meeting House is a Friends Meeting House of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), near Sedbergh, Cumbria, in north-western England. Built in 1675, it is the second oldest Friends Meeting House in England.

It is the subject of a twelve-line poem titled "At Briggflatts meetinghouse" by British modernist poet Basil Bunting. Bunting's poem was written in 1975 for the 300th anniversary of the meeting house's construction.

Throughout its history, the spelling has varied from Brigflatts, Brigflats, Briggflats, or Briggflatts, for both the village and the Quaker Meeting. Currently, the Quaker Meeting uses the spelling "Brigflatts". The variant spelling with two g's and two t's was used by Bunting for his two poems, "At Briggflatts Meetinghouse" (1975) and the earlier autobiographical long poem Briggflatts (1965). Often, one single source is not always consistent with spelling of this name.

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Brigflatts interior looking North East

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The headstone of Basil Bunting, poet (1900-1985), Brigflatts Meeting House, Sedbergh, Cumbria

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THE FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE AND ADJOINING COTTAGE TO WEST - Sedbergh - List Entry
- "Friends' Meeting House, with integral cottage. Dated 1675 on porch; slightly altered in C18. Mixed random rubble, mostly white-washed, graduated stone slate roof. Simple rectangular plan on east-west axis (at ...

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- Official Website of Brigflatts Quaker Meeting. "Brigflatts, near Sedbergh, Cumbria, is one of the most famous Quaker meeting houses, known and loved by Friends all over the world. Far beyond ...

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