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Shrewsbury Friends
Shrewsbury, Monmouth County


Set on a large tract at the major crossroads in Shrewsbury, across the road from Christ Church and the First Presbyterian Church, one might conclude that among Shrewsbury's earliest settlers were the Quakers. They organized in 1672, and this meetinghouse was built in 1816. In design it is very similar to the meetinghouses of south Jersey, although this, and the ones in Manasquan and Plainfield, were shingled frame buildings instead of brick. It has the traditional arrangement of two entrances with pent roofs, a gallery inside and split seating for men and women.




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