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High Bentham - Friends Meeting House

This used to be the Friends Meeting House, built 1864, latterly Bentham Community Centre. The Wesleyan Chapel was a few yards further to the west and was demolished to make way for the building of Goodenber Road. The foundation stones for the Methodist Church in Station Road were laid in 1905, doubtless around the time of the demolition of the old chapel. According to Joseph Carr in "Bygone Bentham" ... "before 1820 there were neither church, chapel or Friends meeting house at High Bentham." (The ancient Parish Church is St. John the Baptist in Low Bentham.)