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Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Brant Broughton

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Reference Name MLI85956

Name:
Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Brant Broughton

Summary:
Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Brant Broughton.

Location:
BRANT BROUGHTON AND STRAGGLETHORPE, NORTH KESTEVEN, LINCOLNSHIRE

Description:
The Friends Meeting House is thought to have originally been a barn, which was acquired in 1673 and converted into a meeting house in 1701, when it was encased in stone. Parts of the original timber-framed structure survive. It was transferred by deed 28 March 1702, and the donor's initials appear with the date on a date stone. A Friends burial ground lies adjacent (see PRN 65852). The building is a plain oblong of about 40 feet by 15 feet, with a stable range attached to the north. The meeting room is divided by a wooden screen with shutters, having a small room to the south with an 18th century fireplace, and a loft or gallery above. The meeting house was much refitted in the early 19th century, and the stables, the north wall and the south gable were rebuilt in brickwork. The principal room has a stand at the north end and open-backed benches of the early 19th century. For the full description and the legal address of this listed building please refer to the appropriate List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. {1}{2}{3}{4}{5}{6}{7}{8}

The site was visited in 2009. It continues to be used as a Friend's Meeting house and the Burial Ground survives. {9}

The Friends Meeting House was the subject of a programme of building recording, conducted in January 2016 to inform its future conservation. The history and development of the site was summarised in the project report, which included floor plans and several photographs of the structures. The building was donated to the Society of Friends in 1701 by Thomas Robinson, a prominent Quaker who moved to Brant Broughton from London in 1665. The attached stable range was converted into a children's schoolroom in the 1950s. The roofs are now pantile covered but were originally of thatch. {10}

Sources:
1 Bibliographic Reference: Pevsner, N. and Harris, J., with Antram, N.. 1989. Buildings of England (Second Edition). Lincolnshire. p.182
2 Bibliographic Reference: Stell, Christopher. 2002. Inventory of Nonconformist Chapels and Meeting Houses in Eastern England. pp.200-1, plate.49
3 Index: Department of the Environment. 1986. List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest. 6/52 (061.036)
4 Bibliographic Reference: White, William. 1856. History, Gazetteer and Directory of Lincolnshire - Second Edition. p.378
5 Index: Ordnance Survey. Ordnance Survey Card Index. SK 95 SW: 7
6 Index: SMR. Sites and Monuments Record Card Index. SK 95 SW:U, 15/08/1983, D.E.S
7 Article in Serial: Burtt, M.B.. 1936. Lincolnshire Magazine. vol.2, no.12, pp.356-7
8 Bibliographic Reference: Butler, D.M.. 1999. The Quaker Meeting Houses of Britain. pp363-4
9 Digital Archive: Lincolnshire County Council. 2004-2009. GIS layer depicting locations and survival of nonconformist chapels. 63028
10 Intervention Report: Architectural History Practice Ltd. 2016. Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Brant Broughton. -

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10 Intervention Report: Architectural History Practice Ltd. 2016. Friends Meeting House, Meeting House Lane, Brant Broughton. -

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