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The Religious Society of Friends During (or Quaker movement) was founded in 17th century England, as one of a number of "dissenting" or "non-conformist" Christian groups emerging after the English Civil War (1642–1651). George Fox (1624-1691), dissatisfied with the teachings of the Church of England, was one of the main founders of the Quaker movement, which believes that a direct experience of Christ is possible without the need for an ordained and hierarchical clergy. Fox became friends with the Fell family and used their home, Swarthmoore Hall, as a base for his missionary travels around the world. Quakerism gained a considerable following in England and Wales, and with immigrants in North America, Africa and elsewhere. The early Quaker movement faced persecution, for example embodied in the punitive Quaker Act of 1662 (England) and in 1660, Mary Dyer was hanged on Boston Common (America) for repeatedly defying a law banning Quakers from the colony. By 2012 there were an estimated 377 thousand Quakers around the world.[1]

Denominations Friends' Meeting House, Penrith Former Friend's Meeting House, Scotby Christian Brethren Church, Whitehaven Mislet Cottage Quakergate Cottage, Morland Quaker Meeting House, Preston Patrick Quaker Cottage, Tirril Friends Meeting House, Middlesborough Saltburn Evangelical Church Friends Meeting House, Norton Friends Meeting House, Darlington Friends' Meeting House Swarthmoor Hall Friends' Meeting House Friends' Meeting House, Cotherstone Brigflatts Quaker Meeting House, Sedbergh Friends' Meeting House, Coanwood Quaker Meeting House, Colthouse Friends Meeting House, Wigton Friends Meeting House, Allonby Friends Meeting House, Alston Broughton Evangelical Church Friends Meeting House, Cockermouth Quaker Meeting House & Burial Ground, Eaglesfield Quaker Meeting House, Keswick Quaker Meeting House, Pardshaw Friends Meeting House, Moorhouse Quaker Meeting House, Mosedale Friends' Meeting House
Friends' Meeting House, Coanwood
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Friends' Meeting House
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Friends' Meeting House
- Overview Map Street View Swarthmoor Friends' Meeting House, is located on Meeting House Lane in the Croftlands area of Ulverston, about half a mile east of the village of Swarthmoor. The ...
Friends' Meeting House
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Friends' Meeting House
- Overview Map Street View The Friends Meeting House is located off Stramongate in Kendal. It was built in 1816 on the site of an earlier Quakers meeting house.[1] The building ...
Swarthmoor Hall
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Swarthmoor Hall
- Overview About Swarthmoor Hall Map Street View Swarthmoor Hall is a large house, built in c.1568, located in Ulverston, about half a mile east of the village of Swarthmoor. The ...
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Quaker Burial Ground, Bishopwearmouth Cemetery.

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Quaker Tapestry Introduction.wmv

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Religious Society of Friends- Quaker Meeting House

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Quaker Burial Ground, Linthorpe Cemetery

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Quaker Burial Ground, Linthorpe Cemetery

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Portrait of George Fox (1624-1691)
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Margaret Fell (1614-1702)
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Quakers
- "Quakers (or Friends) are members of a historically Christian group of religious movements formally known as the Religious Society of Friends or Friends Church. Members of the various Quaker movements ...

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Friends' Meeting House
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Friends' Meeting House
- Overview Map Street View The Friends' Meeting House in Wooley Burnfoot, Allendale is oldest Quaker Meeting House in Northumberland still in regular use. A Meeting House was first built here in 1688, replaced ...
Friends' Meeting House, Cotherstone
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Friends' Meeting House, Cotherstone
- Overview Map The Friends' Meeting House at Cotherstone is located in a field to the east of the village. The meeting house was built in 1797 and is still an ...
Brigflatts Quaker Meeting House, Sedbergh
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Brigflatts Quaker Meeting House, Sedbergh
- Overview About Brigflatts Map 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 ...
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Quaker Meeting House, Colthouse
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Quaker Meeting House, Colthouse
- Overview Map Colthouse Quaker Meeting House built in 1688, with a later extension built in 1977. Nearby is a Quaker burial ground, which pre-dates this building. The building in Colthouse, near ...
Friends Meeting House, Wigton
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Friends Meeting House, Wigton
- Overview Map Street View The former Friends Meeting House (Quakers) is located on West Street in Wigton. It was built in 1830 and is Grade II listed on the National ...
Friends Meeting House, Allonby
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Friends Meeting House, Allonby
- Overview Map Street View This 17th century cottage in Allonby was converted into a meeting house by the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in 1703 and extended in 1732.[1] The ...
Friends Meeting House, Alston
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Friends Meeting House, Alston
- Overview Map Street View 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 ...
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Quakers in Briain
- Website of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) in Britain. "...Quakerism started in England in the second half of the 17th century, during the aftermath of the English Civil War ...

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Broughton Evangelical Church
- Overview Map Street View Broughton Evangelical Church is located on Meeting House Lane in Little Broughton. This was originally built in 1742 as a Meeting House of the Religious Society ...
Friends Meeting House, Cockermouth
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Friends Meeting House, Cockermouth
- Overview Map Street View The Friends Meeting House (Quakers) is located on Kirkgate in Cockermouth. The current building was constructed in 1884, replacing an earlier meeting house of 1782, itself ...
Quaker Meeting House & Burial Ground, Eaglesfield
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Quaker Meeting House & Burial Ground, Eaglesfield
- The former Friends Meeting House (Quakers) in Eaglesfield was built in 1711. The adjacent Quakers Burial Ground is even older and is surrounded by a wall dated 1693.[1] The meeting ...
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Quaker Meeting House, Keswick
- Overview Map Street View The Friends Meeting House (Quakers) is located on Elliott Park in Keswick. The present meeting house, designed by the Elliott Manning Partnership, was opened in 1994, ...
Quaker Meeting House, Pardshaw
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Quaker Meeting House, Pardshaw
- Overview Young Friends' Centre Map Street View The Pardshaw Quaker Meeting House complex is located in the hamlet of Pardshaw Hall, about ½ mile north-east of the of the village ...
Friends Meeting House, Moorhouse
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Friends Meeting House, Moorhouse
- Overview Map Street View A former Friends Meeting House (Quakers) is located in Moorhouse. The meeting house was built 1733, replacing an earlier meeting house of 1681. The Meeting closed in ...
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Quaker Meeting House, Mosedale
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Friends' Meeting House, Penrith
- Overview Map Street View The Friends' Meeting House in Penrith is a former farmhouse which became the first dissenting place of worship in the town. In 1699, Quakers, who had ...
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Former Friend's Meeting House, Scotby
- Overview Map Street View There was a Friend's Meeting House (Quakers) in Scotby, built in 1718, which for a time, hosted the Carlisle Monthly Meeting. It has not been used ...
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Whelpo

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Christian Brethren Church, Whitehaven
- Overview Map Street View 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 ...
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Mislet Cottage
- Overview Map Street View Mislet Cottage on Heanling Lane was built in c.1701 and used as a Friends' Meeing House (Quakers). At one time the farm here at Mislet supported ...
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Quakergate Cottage, Morland
- Quakergate in the village of Morland is a former Quaker Meeting House, built in 1805. The Meeting was discontinued in c.1903 and the building was sold in 1962 for use ...
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Narthwaite

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Patterdale

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Quaker Meeting House, Preston Patrick
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Quaker Meeting House, Preston Patrick
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Quaker Cottage, Tirril
- Overview Map Street View Quaker Cottage is located at the southern end of Quaker Lane in Tirril. It was originally a Quaker Meeting House, built in 1731, with it's portch ...
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Friends Meeting House, Middlesborough
- Overview Map Street View This Friends Meeting House is located on Cambridge Road in Middlesbrough. The Quakers purchased the house in 1961 and a built a large meeting room on to ...
Saltburn Evangelical Church
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Saltburn Evangelical Church
- Overview Map Street View Saltburn Evangelical Church is located on Leven Street in Saltburn-by-the-Sea. It is an independent church, affiliated to the Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches. The building was originally ...
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Friends Meeting House, Norton
- Overview Map Street View The Friends Meeting House, at the east side of The Green in Norton, dates from 1671. The building was restored in 1902 and had an extension ...
Friends Meeting House, Darlington
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Friends Meeting House, Darlington
- Overview Map Street View The Friends Meeting House is located on Skinnergate in Darlington. The Quakers bought a house and land at Skinnergate in 1678, and converted it into a ...
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