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meeting house, Gillfoot
Gillfoot Meeting House
Caldbeck Meeting House
Howbeck Cottages
locality:-   Gillfoot
locality:-   Howbeck
civil parish:-   Caldbeck (formerly Cumberland)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   meeting house
locality type:-   quaker meeting
locality type:-   chapel
coordinates:-   NY34713831
1Km square:-   NY3438
10Km square:-   NY33

BVD90.jpg  Now a house.
(taken 5.8.2011)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Cmd 38 13) 
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.
"Friends' Meeting House"

evidence:-   text:- 
placename:-  Gillfoot Meeting House
placename:-  Caldbeck Meeting House
source data:-   : : Quaker Administrative History "GILLFOOT, Cumb, after 1974 Cumbr ... NY347384"
"Meeting house built 1729 for use for monthly meetings only late 18th-1831 Caldbeck MM"
"1831-1913 ... Carlisle MM"
"CALDBECK, Cumb, after 1974 Cumbr ... see GILLFOOT, WHELPO"

evidence:-   old map:- Backhouse 1773
placename:-  Coldbeck meeting
source data:-   Map, hand coloured engraving, Map of the Meetings belonging to the Quarterly Meetings of Lancaster, Westmorland, Cumberland, Northumberland, Durham and York, scale about 9 miles to 1 inch, by James Backhouse, engraved by Thomas Kitchin, published by James Backhouse, Darlington, Durham, 1773.
labelled:-  "Coldbeck / 6.4"
meeting day Wednesday 
nearby market day Friday 
item:-  private collection : 224
Image © see bottom of page

evidence:-   probably descriptive text:- Ford 1839 (3rd edn 1843) 
source data:-   Guide book, A Description of Scenery in the Lake District, by Rev William Ford, published by Charles Thurnam, Carlisle, by W Edwards, 12 Ave Maria Lane, Charles Tilt, Fleet Street, William Smith, 113 Fleet Street, London, by Currie and Bowman, Newcastle, by Bancks and Co, Manchester, by Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, and by Sinclair, Dumfries, 1839.
image FD01P095, button  goto source
Page 95:-  "... another Friends' meeting-house and cemetery, placed in a scene of quiet and peaceful solitude. ..."

evidence:-   drawing:- Butler 1978
placename:-  Gillfoot Meeting House
source data:-   Gillfoot Meeting House drawn by David Butler and published in Quaker Meeting Houses of the Lake Counties by David M Butler, by the Friends Historical Society, 1978
courtesy of David Butler
image  click to enlarge
item:-  private collection : 377
Image © Friends Historical Society

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Howbeck Cottages
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"HOWBECK COTTAGES / 1, 2 AND 3 / / CALDBECK / ALLERDALE / CUMBRIA / II / 72410 / NY3470538320"

Butler 1978

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