De Turberville, A., (2015). Friends Meeting House, High Wycombe, Historic Building Record. London: Architectural History Practice Ltd.

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Friends Meeting House, High Wycombe, Historic Building Record
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Architectural History Practice Ltd unpublished report series
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https://doi.org/10.5284/1037402
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An attractive Regency town house in the conservation area, converted to use as a meeting house in 1931 and incorporating several historic furnishings from predecessor meeting houses in Wycombe. The building is of high heritage significance. Evidential value: Although the building appears to date from about 1820, it has only been a meeting house since the 1930s. Nevertheless, it retains some important furnishings and items relating to the Meeting and its history, which are of high evidential value. Historical value: The Wycombe Quaker Meeting was established by 1687 in a converted barn on Crendon Lane belonging to John Archdale (later Governor of North Carolina). Some of the furnishings from that building, as well as important historical artefacts, are housed in the present meeting house. This building belongs to the late Georgian westward expansion of Wycombe, with ribbon development along the London Road. The meeting house is of high historical value. Aesthetic value: As an attractive and well-detailed early nineteenth-century town house which makes a positive contribution to the conservation area, the meeting house is of high aesthetic value. This value is enhanced by the historic fittings and furnishings inside, including those introduced in 1931. Communal value: The building is well used by local community groups, including mental health charities. It is also a positive feature in the conservation area, facing onto the open space of The Rye, and forms part of the approach to the town centre along London Road, where it and can be appreciated by people who may not be users of the building. It is of high communal value.
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A De Turberville
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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, London Road
County: BUCKINGHAMSHIRE
District: WYCOMBE
Parish: HIGH WYCOMBE
Country: England
Grid Reference: 487179, 192747 (Easting, Northing)
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Find: NONE None
Monus: DETACHED HOUSE Post Medieval
Monus: FRIENDS MEETING HOUSE Post Medieval
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OASIS Id: architec1-241017
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01 Feb 2018
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