Burton, N., (2016). Friends Meeting House Darlington, Historic Building Record. London: Architectural History Practice Ltd.

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Friends Meeting House Darlington, Historic Building Record
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Architectural History Practice Ltd unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1040149
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Darlington Meeting House is a large and handsome brick meeting house built between 1839-1846, replacing a meeting house of the 1760s on the same site and adjacent to the site of a 1678 meeting house. Behind the meeting house building is a large burial ground, originally of the 1670s but enlarged several times and containing memorials to several notable local Quakers. The building was damagingly altered in 1960 but many of the original fittings still survive. The site as a whole is of high heritage significance. Evidential value The original interior was altered in 1960 but many original features still survive, including the sliding sash partitions and the stand in the south meeting room. Other features have been covered-up and but still provide evidence of the original arrangements. The building and burial ground have high evidential value. Historical value A fairly well-preserved example of a substantial early nineteenth century meeting house, with strong connections to some local Quaker families of national significance, such as the Backhouse and Pease families. The building and site is of high historical value. Aesthetic value The street front is handsome. The rear of the building containing the meeting rooms is more utilitarian in appearance. The interior was originally extremely impressive and still preserves something of its original character despite the unfortunate alterations of the 1960s. The building is of high aesthetic value, and retains an attractive burial ground setting. Communal value Quakers have worshipped in Skinnergate more or less continuously since the 1670s. In more recent times the meeting house has been used by other community groups. The building has high communal value.
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N Burton
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Architectural History Practice Ltd
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
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2016
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Site: Friends Meeting House Skinnergate
Parish: DARLINGTON
District: DARLINGTON
County: DURHAM
Country: England
Location - Auto Detected: Backhouse
Grid Reference: 428702, 514395 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: None Uncertain
Monus: Friends Burial Ground Post Medieval
Monus: Friends Meeting House Post Medieval
Temporal - Auto Detected: Nineteenth Century
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OASIS Id: architec1-268698
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28 Nov 2016
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