Friends Meeting House, Railway Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire

Friends Meeting House, Railway Street, Hertford, Hertfordshire
Photograph taken 07 May 2001 © Mr A. Gude. Source Historic England Archive ref: 461474

This Friends Meeting House is dated 1670. It is believed to be the oldest purpose built meeting house to have been in continuous use for worship throughout its existence. A Quaker preacher first came to Hertford in 1655 and services were held in private houses. Then in 1669 the decision was taken to build the Meeting House, at a cost of £243 12s 0d. George Fox, founder of the Society of Friends (Quakers) visited the building at least 3 times. In 1981 comprehensive repairs costing £72,000 took place.

Location

Hertfordshire Hertford

Period

Stuart (1603 - 1713)

Tags

religion faith quaker nonconformist house Stuart (1603 - 1713)