Barber, M., (2015). Friends Meeting House, Kendal, Historic Building Record. London: Architectural History Practice Ltd.

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Friends Meeting House, Kendal, Historic Building Record
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Architectural History Practice Ltd unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1035408
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Statement of Significance: Kendal Friends Meeting House has exceptional heritage significance as a fine example of a purpose-built meeting house erected in 1818, on the site of an earlier meeting house. It retains many late Georgian fittings and the original layout is still legible despite 1930s alterations. The building has an unspoilt burial ground and garden to the south, and is an important community asset in Kendal. Evidential value: The meeting house has high evidential value for its fabric which includes good quality joinery fittings. The site has high archaeological potential as it was in medieval Kendal and the site of an earlier meeting house. Historical value: The purpose-built meeting house illustrates the resources and confidence of Kendal Friends over time, and is associated with a long history of Quakerism in the town, which included a school active from the late 17th century until the 1920s. Aesthetic value: The form and design of this handsome building is typical of early nineteenth century Georgian meeting houses, constructed in local materials and designed by a well-known local architect Francis Webster. The attractive burial ground adds to its aesthetic significance. The exterior, interior spaces and the historic fittings have exceptional aesthetic value. Communal value: Kendal Meeting House has high communal value as a place for Quaker worship, and for the celebrated Quaker Tapestry which has been here since 1994. The building is a popular community venue and the tapestry attracts tourists to the building. The building has high communal value.
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M Barber
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Architectural History Practice Ltd
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
Cumbria HER (OASIS Reviewer)
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2015
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Site: Friends Meeting House, Stramongate
County: CUMBRIA
District: SOUTH LAKELAND
Parish: KENDAL
Country: England
Grid Reference: 351778, 492808 (Easting, Northing)
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Monus: FRIENDS BURIAL GROUND Post Medieval
Monus: FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE Post Medieval
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OASIS Id: architec1-230387
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01 Feb 2018
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