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Carlisle Quaker Meeting House


Address: Friends Meeting House Fisher Street CARLISLE Cumbria County CA3 8RR See Map
Meeting Times: •Sundays 10.30 to 11.30 am (followed by tea & coffee!)

Location OS grid ref: NY 399561

Directions: The Meeting House is situated at the bottom of Fisher Street, opposite Carlisle Castle and close to the centre of the City. There is limited parking at the Meeting House but there are several public car parks nearby

Key dates, Start:1653 and end date: 0001

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Description of the Place:
While the external appearance of the Carlisle Meeting House (the building) might be considered unattractive (although inside is very pleasant), the Quaker Meeting in Carlisle (the people) is attractive, being harmonious and loving (at least that's what we think!), and visitors are always welcome. The Meeting House is situated at the bottom of Fisher Street, opposite Carlisle Castle and close to the centre of the City. There is limited parking at the Meeting House but there are several public car parks nearby.

Their web page: http://www.ncam.org.uk/Carlisle.htm


No modern references found.

History of the place:
A simple and functional building, latest of several meeting places on the one site, set almost defiantly opposite the castle. A convenient rendezvous for the many Quakers gaoled in the 17th century for refusing to swear oaths, or pay tithes or Church Rates; and not far from the much hated huge Tithe Barn on West Walls.
No historic references found.

NameActionDate
Burial Ground ABrought in1681
Burial Ground BBrought in1699
First Meeting HouseBrought in1707
Second Meeting HouseBuilt in1776
3 Meeting Housebuilt in burial ground A1963





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