Rookhow Meeting House - Cumbria,
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 17.814 W 003° 01.644
30U E 498216 N 6016556
Quick Description: Rookhow is purpose built as a Quaker Monthly meeting place, for the Swarthmoor area meetings. Peaceful, in 12 acres of its own woodland.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 2/21/2008 3:08:32 AM
Waymark Code: WM3742
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member melcrim
Views: 41

Long Description:
Rookhow is a fine old Quaker Meeting house, a listed building of Architectural and Historic Interest, and is still the Monthly Meeting House of Swarthmoor Meeting. A public meeting for worship open to all is held on the first Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm. The Meeting House is frequently used by other denominations for study days and retreats, people of all denominations and of none. They are now raising funds in order to make the Centre, the woods and the Meeting House, accessible to people with disabilities.

The house is rendered with a white paint covering. Inside is extensive wood panelling. Typical slate roof for this area. Set in a patch of deciduous oak and beech woodland.

Built as a special meeting place for holding the Swarthmoor Monthly Meeting, since none of the existing local Preparative Meeting houses were large enough for this purpose. Rookhow did not itself, however, have any Preparative Meeting attached. In consequence it never acquired the same range of records as the other local meeting houses. The stable block has been converted to bunkhouse accommodation for groups to hire.
No graveyard, although wood behind is called Quaker Wood.
Web Address: [Web Link]

Physical Address:
Rookhow Friends Meeting House
Rusland, Cumbria England
LA12 8LA

Year Built: 1725

Still in Use?: Quarterly area meetings and first Wednesday of month

Hours of Worship: Not Listed

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