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

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Friends Meeting House, Birkenhead, Historic Building Record
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Architectural History Practice Ltd unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1036179
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The late Victorian meeting house has high heritage value; the 1892 building retains most of its original architectural detail and loose furnishings and is particularly well cared for. Evidential value: The meeting house expresses late Victorian design and Quaker use. The burial ground has the potential to reveal information about past Quakers. The meeting house and site have medium evidential value. Historical value: The meeting house has high historical significance in the local context, and reflects the history of local Quakers and their response to the suburban growth of Birkenhead. It was designed by a regionally important architect George Enoch Grayson who was responsible for a number of buildings in the Merseyside area. Aesthetic value: The meeting house has a high aesthetic value, compromised slightly by the re-tiling of the roof. However, the meeting house is an attractive late Victorian building which retains much of its original architectural detail. The interior of the meeting room has been well preserved and is virtually unchanged. The meeting room's significant features include leaded windows, elders' seating, panelling, benches and the original heating system. The ladies WCs are notable for the decorative blue and white Doulton and Co toilet bowls. Communal value: Since 1892 the meeting house has been a place for Quakers to meet and has a high community value. The meeting house provides a valued venue for local community groups.
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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, Park Road South
County: MERSEYSIDE
District: WIRRAL
Parish: BIRKENHEAD
Country: England
Grid Reference: 330706, 388644 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: NONE None
Monus: FRIENDS BURIAL GROUND Post Medieval
Monus: FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE Post Medieval
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OASIS Id: architec1-227382
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01 Feb 2018
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