NY7058 : Friends Meeting House, Coanwood near Haltwhistle

taken 14 years ago, near to Stonehouse, Northumberland, Great Britain

Friends Meeting House, Coanwood near Haltwhistle
Friends Meeting House, Coanwood near Haltwhistle
Of the many 18th-century Meeting Houses which survive in Northumberland only that at Coanwood has been spared major alteration since its construction in 1760. The date is carved on the lintel above the entrance. The walls of the Meeting House are built of squared stone with rusticated quoins. Two windows with plain stone surrounds light the principal meeting room. A third is set in the rear wall. The simple wooden benches inside are a rare survival of the historic Quaker layout. A panelled partition with hinged shutters sub-divides the interior to the right of the entrance. The smaller room has a fireplace and iron hob grate. In the burial ground are typically Quaker small gravestones, commemorating the Wigham family which founded the meeting.
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Friday, 16 April, 2004   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 10 January, 2006
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Meeting house   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 709 589 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:55.4361N 2:27.3342W
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