Brigflatts Meeting House
Location : Sedbergh
Grid Ref : SD 642912
Brigflatts, Sedbergh. Tel 015396 20005.
The Quaker tradition has long been influential in Sedbergh. The Quaker Meeting House at Brigflatts, which was an industrial community, is two miles south of Sedbergh. It was built in 1675, and is the oldest meeting house in the North of England. It retains many of the original oak furnishings in an atmosphere of peace and tranquillity.
George Fox, who was the founder of the Quaker movement (The Society of Friends), preached in the district on many occasions, sometimes addressing the listeners from beneath a yew tree in St Andrew’s churchyard. His most famous meeting was held out-of-doors.
Step inside and soak up the atmosphere of over 300 years. Little has changed. Open daily, Oct – Easter 11.00 am to dusk, Easter – September 11.00 am to 6.00 pm.