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Chesterfield Friends
Crosswicks, Burlington County


There are many fine Quaker meetinghouses in the state; this is my favorite. The congregation was organized in 1684 and this large brick meetinghouse was built on the town green in 1773. It is a copy of the Buckingham Friends meetinghouse in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. A building committee visited several other meetinghouses in the region and decided they wanted to follow the Buckingham model.
      The pent roofs are original here, whereas several meeting-houses have replaced them with wrap-around porches. The pews and sliding dividers inside are original.

National Register, of course. Good data at HABS.




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