Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Friends meeting house

The Friends meeting house at Overton Bank, showing the newly refurbished meeting room. The land at Overton Bank was acquired in 1694 from the daughters of Gervase Gent and a meeting house was built by 1697. It was damaged by Jacobite troops in 1745. In 1770 the croft on which it stood was converted into a garden, and there was a stable block for the use of Friends who attended the meeting from a distance. Land on the north side of the meeting house was used for burials, the last taking place in 1954.

There is an open day at the Quaker Meeting House - from 12.00 to 3.00 on 11th June.

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