Brigflatts Meeting House, Sedbergh

4.9
#3 of 7 in Things to do in Sedbergh
Monument · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
Brigflatts Meeting House or Briggflatts Meeting House is a Friends Meeting House of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), near Sedbergh, Cumbria, in north-western England. Built in 1675, it is the second oldest Friends Meeting House in England. It has been listed Grade I on the National Heritage List for England since March 1954.

It is the subject of a twelve-line poem titled "At Briggflatts meetinghouse" by British modernist poet Basil Bunting. Bunting's poem was written in 1975 for the 300th anniversary of the meeting house's construction.
Throughout its history, the spelling has varied from Brigflatts, Brigflats, Briggflats, or Briggflatts, for both the village and the Quaker Meeting. Currently, the Quaker Meeting uses the spelling "Brigflatts". The variant spelling with two g's and two t's was used by Bunting for his two poems, "At Briggflatts Meetinghouse" (1975) and the earlier autobiographical long poem Briggflatts (1965). Often, one single source is not always consistent with spelling of this name.

The Meeting House 'Howgills' in Letchworth Garden City in Hertfordshire is based on Brigflatts.
To visit Brigflatts Meeting House and other attractions in Sedbergh, use our Sedbergh trip planner.
Source
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Brigflatts Meeting House
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Brigflatts Meeting House reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
45 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I am a Quaker, so visiting here was extra special. It exudes the goodness and power of centuries of worship. That power, of its simplicity, takes your breath away. It’s a time capsule of serenity. To....  more »
  • In early September I took my parents, both in their 90s, to visit this very special historical place. We had recently been investigating my mother’s Motherline and had discovered that it led back...  more »
  • If you need, or want, time out, in very peaceful surroundings, this is ideal. Feel the prayerful history as you sit in silence, listening to the beautiful countryside sounds, or listen to a talk, or.....  more »

Plan your trip to Sedbergh

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Sedbergh

4.3
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Sedbergh

4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Plans to Brigflatts Meeting House by other users

8 days in Sedbergh BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular sights Preferences: September Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 28 days in Yorkshire Dales National Park & Yorkshire Dales National Park BY A USER FROM HUNGARY March, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Fast-paced 58 days in Dent BY A USER FROM HUNGARY February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 59 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM GERMANY September, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 50 days in Yorkshire Dales National Park & Yorkshire Dales National Park BY A USER FROM HUNGARY February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 55 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM HUNGARY February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 53 days in Sedbergh BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM February, popular sights Preferences: February Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 48 days in Malham BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM January, popular sights Preferences: January Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 60 days in Darlington BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 5 days in Hawes BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: September, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 54 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM GERMANY September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems Preferences: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 57 days in Darlington BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans