Bradford Friends Meetinghouse

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Bradford Friends Meetinghouse
Bradford Meeting.jpg
Bradford Friends Meetinghouse, December 2009
Bradford Friends Meetinghouse is located in Pennsylvania
Bradford Friends Meetinghouse
Location Eastern side of Northbrook Road in Marshallton, West Bradford Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°56′54″N 75°40′47″W / 39.94833°N 75.67972°W / 39.94833; -75.67972Coordinates: 39°56′54″N 75°40′47″W / 39.94833°N 75.67972°W / 39.94833; -75.67972
Area 12.1 acres (4.9 ha)
Built 1764-1765
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 71000694[1]
Added to NRHP July 27, 1971

Bradford Friends Meetinghouse, also known as Marshallton Meeting House, is a historic Quaker meeting house located at Marshallton in West Bradford Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. It was built in 1764-1765, and is a one-story, stone structure with a gable roof. A porch was added to two sides of the building in the 19th century. The interior is divided into four rooms, rather than the customary two. Abraham Marshall, father of botanist Humphry Marshall was instrumental in the establishment of the meeting in the 1720s.[2][3][4] The meeting originally met from 1722 to 1727 at the Marshall home, Derbydown Homestead, from 1722 to 1727.[5]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.[1] It is located in the Marshallton Historic District.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Pennsylvania Register of Historic Sites and Landmarks (February 1971). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Bradford Friends Meetinghouse" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-30. 
  3. ^ Historic American Buildings Survey; Quaker Information Center (2003). Silent Witness: Quaker Meetinghouse in the Delaware Valley, 1695 to Present. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends. p. 52.  Text and photographs by HABS
  4. ^ Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bradford Friends Meeting House - NRHP Nomination, 1971
  5. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Pennsylvania Register of Historic Sites and Landmarks (August 1971). "Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form: Derbydown Homestead" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-15. 

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