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Visiting Brigflatts

Brigflatts from Holme Fell

Opening Hours

The Meeting House is open from 10am until 6pm in summer and until dusk in winter.
It may be opened earlier or later by arrangement with the Wardens.

We frequently welcome groups, including school parties, to Brigflatts. If you are planning to bring a group to Brigflatts please speak to the Warden first to try to ensure that your visit does not coincide with another large group - space in the Meeting House is restricted and parking is very limited.

Visitors, who do not need to see the wardens, are welcome to visit at any time when the Meeting House is open without prior arrangement.

The Wardens are very willing, by arrangement, to talk to groups (and individuals) about the Meeting House, its history and part in the early story of Quakerism. They will also try to answer any questions you have about Quaker beliefs and the Religious Society of Friends.

So if it is important to you to be met or if your group would like a talk, please phone in advance and make an arrangement with the Wardens. Contact the Wardens

What you'll find inside

Meeting Roomimage of Meeting Room

Peace and quiet.

The Gallery

At the top of the gallery stairs there is a small display of materials relating to Basil Bunting, poet and friend of Brigflatts - his most famous work being "Briggflatts". Basil Bunting is buried in the burial ground at Brigflatts.

Link to the Wikipedia entry on Basil Bunting
Link to the Basil Bunting Poetry Centre at Durham University


There are tea and coffee facilities in the Library - please help yourself.

In the Library you will also find a number of Quaker and Brigflatts specific publications for sale.

There is also a DVD player in the corner with some Brigflatts related material for visitors to watch.

...and outside

The garden at Brigflatts is as peaceful as the Meeting House. Many walkers come here to eat their picnics on the benches.

Burial groundBrigflatts has one of the oldest Quaker burial grounds which pre-dates the building of the Meeting House in 1675. You will notice that, as in all Quaker burial grounds, the headstones are all the same with consistent, simple wording - reflecting our belief that everyone is equally important.

If you are interested in geneology, perhaps your family has local Quaker connections, then please feel free to explore.

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