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Rylstone Quaker Meeting House

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Description of the Place:
This meeting has also been known as: Fox House Barn (From:

A building known as 'Fox House Barn' is now converted into a house. It was named after George Fox the founder of Quakerism and was built in 1657 by Quakers for a meeting house. A wall encircles the front of the barn enclosing about 100 square yards and this land is the old Quaker burial ground. (from:

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Was Originaly called:"Scalehouse (Quaker Centre)"

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History of the place:
Rylstone Meeting House and burial ground (both now in private ownership) 1711 to 1813 - From YQHP: Fox House Barn: built 1711, sold 1813

In they report the burial ground being there from 1663. They report the dates for the meeting house thus: Rylstone meeting house, built on The Raikes between Rylstone and Hetton in about 1712 and used for Quaker meetings for worship until 1792
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(Please note that any un-titled image could be of any Quaker meeting in the north of England)

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