Alcester Friends Meeting House
Early 18th century Friends (Quakers) meeting house with graveyard. Located 40m southeast of the High Street in Alcester.
1 Quaker meeting house with earliest evidence from Saville recording a meeting house in 1677. The Quarter Sessions record a meeting house in 1701. A deed of 1727 shows a lease that notes a Quaker meeting house at this location. Sutton’s map of Alcester of 1754 marks the meeting house as ” i “, shown NE-SW in orientation. Discontinued use as a meeting house in 1835. Left Quaker ownership in 1948. A watching brief in 2003 found some stone footings for the original building and brick walls and foundations of a later date (late 18th century) all oriented NE-SW.
The Alcester Local History Society records that the meeting house had its own graveyard but that no signs of this remain. A watching brief in 2003 found at least 6 (possibly up to 12) burials in the same location as the meeting house.
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