Neil, E., (2015). Friends Meeting House, St Helens, Historic Building Record. London: Architectural History Practice Ltd.

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Friends Meeting House, St Helens, Historic Building Record
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Architectural History Practice Ltd unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1036178
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The meeting house has exceptional heritage significance, as an attractive sixteenth or seventeenth century building with historic fittings and furnishings from several periods and a historic former burial ground. It is both the oldest building in St Helens town centre and the oldest meeting house still in use in Lancashire. Evidential value: The building and site have medium evidential values primarily associated with the potential to yield information about the building's construction, past Quaker activity and the archaeology of the site. Historical value: The meeting house has high historical value as a domestic building adapted for Quaker use, and it retains several historic features, such as the unusual sliding partition, early fireplace and evidence of a first floor level. It is associated with notable Quaker George Shaw. Aesthetic value: The building is a good example of vernacular architecture which makes a positive contribution to the conservation area; the meeting house is of high aesthetic value. The twentieth century additions to the rear are neutral in their impact, and the fine frontage is unaltered. Communal value: The building is used by the local community as well as for worship by the meeting. It is a positive feature in the conservation area, and the Quaker Garden can be appreciated by local people and visitors who may not be users of the building. It is of high communal value.
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E Neil
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Architectural History Practice Ltd
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Historic England (OASIS Reviewer)
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2015
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Site: Friends Meeting House, Church Street
County: MERSEYSIDE
District: ST HELENS
Parish: ST HELENS
Country: England
Grid Reference: 351477, 395251 (Easting, Northing)
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Monus: FRIENDS BURIAL GROUND Post Medieval
Monus: FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE Post Medieval
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OASIS Id: architec1-227380
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01 Feb 2018
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