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Quaker Burial Ground, Moorhouse


Moorhouse in Cumbria was an early meeting of the the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers). A meeting house was built here in 1681 and a plot of land, about 80m north of the meeting house, was purchased in 1694 for use as a burial ground. In 1733 the meeting house was rebuilt. The meeting closed in 1913 and the burial ground has been disused since 1936. The boundry wall of the burial ground is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England. The burial ground wall remains a significant reminder of the importance of the Society of Friends in the history of Moorhouse and the surrounding area. Also, the choice of materials used gor the wall provide a good example of the use of local materials and typifies the vernacular approach to construction taken by the Society of Friends.[1] However, the wall is in poor condition, dispite unobtrusive repairs being made during the 20th century.

Moorhouse, Cumbria Historic Buildings and Monuments in Burgh by Sands Civil Parish Friends Meeting House, Moorhouse 1694
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Quaker Burial Ground, Moorhouse

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BURIAL GROUND WALL NORTH OF THE FRIEND'S MEETING HOUSE - Moorhouse - List Entry
- "A Quaker burial ground wall built in 1694....The burial ground wall north of the Friend's Meeting House at Moorhouse is designated at Grade II for the following principal ...

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List number: 1040006
List grade: 2
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: NY3357856737

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