Partition wall

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    This photo is rather dull to anyone who isn't interested in the design of old Quaker meeting houses. Pardshaw FMH (built 1729 if I'm remembering rightly) dates from a time when Quakers had separate mens' and womens' business meetings (see">this bad joke by Jez.) Some early meeting houses, such as Pardshaw, have openable panels create one large room for meeting for worship which cold be divided for business meetings - often this was done with arrangements of winches and pulleys, this wall at Pardshaw contains many hinged panels which can, in theory, be opened up. We think there are few, if any, other surviving example of this style of mechanism.
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    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 2 years, 7 months ago
    Viewed: 238 times
    Picture Taken: 2006-12-27T02:57:53
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