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Swarthmoor Hall, Ulverston

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Swarthmoor Hall is a mansion in Swarthmoor, in the Furness area of Cumbria in North West England. Furness was formerly in Lancashire. It was the home of Thomas and Margaret Fell, the latter an important player in the founding of the Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) movement in the 17th century. The Hall is designated by English Heritage as a Grade II* listed building. It remains in use today as a Quaker retreat house.Swarthmoor Hall was built by a lawyer named George Fell about 1568. The Hall was inherited by his son Thomas, a lawyer and later member of parliament, vice chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and an influential supporter of Parliament during the English Civil War. In 1634 Thomas married Margaret Askew and she moved into the Hall.George Fox visited the Hall in 1652. Thomas Fell was travelling as a judge, but Fox had an audience with Margaret Fell, who became interested in his new doctrines. She arranged for him to preach in St Mary's Church in nearby Ulverston and at the Hall. During his time there, many people were convinced of the truth of his teachings.
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  • A fascinating Hall, the birthplace of the Quaker Movement. We soaked up the atmosphere of the rooms in the Hall which are furnished with 17th century furniture. We had a tour with a guide but noticed ...  more »
  • Less than an hour after arriving, we'd all decided we were going to sell up and move to Swarthmoor Hall. This is a place that is run with love. Beautifully restored. We had been booked to perform at U...  more »
  • Odd place. It's unique selling point is that it is the birthplace of the Quaker Movement. Not really updated or changed much in 300 years. I must say I'm more used to a bit more opulence when visiting...  more »
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  • A 16th century country house, set in beautiful gardens. Bedrooms are modern, comfortable and well decorated. Staff were welcoming, and very helpful.
  • The rooms were nice and quiet, and the staff was friendly.
  • Nice place beautiful location
  • Beautiful location