Cockermouth Meeting History

  • Description

    "As a result of an increase in numbers at the meeting in Pardshaw, and for the convenience of Friends living in Cockermouth, a meeting house was provided there in 1688. The meeting house was enlarged in 1719 to accommodate quarterly meetings and in 1756 a gallery was provided. This building was demolished in 1782 and a new meeting house was built on the site. It was large enough to take quarterly meetings and had two meeting rooms and seating for 285 Friends. Cloakrooms were added in 1840. The meeting house occupied the full width of the plot in Kirkgate and had a large burial ground behind it. When this building was about a century old, its state of decay and excessive size became a burden and it was decided to replace it with a new building in 1883....."
  • Owner

    Cumberland Quakers
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Added by: Simon Cotterill
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