An interior view of the Friends Meeting House, showing the central octagonal oak column and pine benches

Date:
Jun 1943 - Aug 1943
Location:
Friends' Meeting House, Railway Street, Hertford, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire
Reference:
AA43/05996
Type:
Photograph (Negative)
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Description

A Quaker preacher came to Hertford in 1655, and held services in private houses. Following the decision in 1669 to establish a permanent place of worship, the Friends Meeting House was built in 1670. It is believed to be the oldest purpose-built meeting house to have been in continuous use as a place of worship throughout its existence. A central octagonal oak column supports the roof structure in the main meeting room.

Content

This is part of the Collection: NMR07 NMR Accessioned Negatives - Catalogued

Rights

Source: Historic England Archive

People & Organisations

Photographer: Jarrett, E R

Keywords

Post Medieval Friends Meeting House, Religion