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Friends Meeting House Garden Hillingdon

Summary

Uxbridge Friends Meeting House is a Georgian brick building with arched windows built in 1817-18, which originally consisted of two rooms divided by a cross passage with sliding shutters. It is surrounded by its small burial ground, which is railed to the road and contains a few gravestones near the Meeting House. This now provides a small garden with grass, conifers and other trees, and is open at certain times to the public. Part of the garden is also used by a nursery that occupies the Meeting House on weekdays. Friends Walk divides the garden from a further area of paving and seating owned by the adjacent Allied Irish Bank.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Uxbridge Quaker Meeting House

Site location:
Belmont Road/York Road, Uxbridge

Postcode:
UB8 1QW ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Cemetery

Date(s):
1818

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
LBII: Friends Meeting House; wall on north and west of graveyard

Borough:
Hillingdon

Site ownership:
Friends Meeting House

Site management:
Friends Meeting House

Open to public?
Yes

Opening times:
but not during the day Mon-Fri only after 6pm. Evening until dusk & at the weekend, with due respect for activities taking place in the Meeting House

Special conditions:
no dogs

Facilities:

Events:
Has opened for Open House.

Public transport:
Tube: Uxbridge (Metropolitan, Piccadilly). Bus: 222,331, 427, 607, U4

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/10/2014
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.uxbridge.quaker.eu.org

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ056843

Size in hectares:

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No

In Conservation Area:
No

Tree Preservation Order:
Yes

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
No

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

Uxbridge was an important centre of non-conformism from the C17th, with Quaker meetings taking place in the locality from 1658. The first Friends Meeting House in Uxbridge was built in 1692, the building later replaced in 1755.

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England London 3: North West' (Penguin, 1999 ed), p319/20.

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