South Sutton Meeting House

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South Sutton Meeting House
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South Sutton Meeting House is located in New Hampshire
South Sutton Meeting House
South Sutton Meeting House is located in the US
South Sutton Meeting House
Location 17 Meeting House Hill Rd., South Sutton, New Hampshire
Coordinates 43°19′14″N 71°56′7″W / 43.32056°N 71.93528°W / 43.32056; -71.93528Coordinates: 43°19′14″N 71°56′7″W / 43.32056°N 71.93528°W / 43.32056; -71.93528
Area 1 acre (0.40 ha)
Built 1839
Architectural style Greek Revival
NRHP Reference # 93000462[1]
Added to NRHP May 27, 1993

The South Sutton Meeting House is a historic meeting house at 17 Meeting House Hill Road in South Sutton, New Hampshire. The wood-frame building was constructed in 1839, and is a well-preserved example of rural vernacular Greek Revival architecture. Sited atop a knoll overlooking the village, the church is sheathed in clapboards and rests on a granite foundation. Its main facade has two entries, each of which is flanked by sidelight windows and framed by a moulded casing based on designs published by Asher Benjamin. The gable end is an enclosed pediment, whose tympanum has a fan that screens an attic window. There is a single window above the paired doorways. The building has been little altered since its construction; the only significant modification has been the digging of a cellar in which to install a furnace, done c. 1899, and the repair of lightning-related damage.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for South Sutton Meeting House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-03-13.