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Meeting House for the Society of Friends at Wanstead

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Manplan 5, Religion Part V: Church Design 

Many of the ideas discovered by traditional Christianity in recent years are those which have been put into practice by Protestants from the beginning. This Meeting House for the Society of Friends at Wanstead (architect Norman Frith) is a recent version of the sort of thing Quakers have been building since the seventeenth century. In the meeting room itself the members face one another (here on three sides of a triangle). And the social rooms are housed in separate pavilions. The scale is rigorously domestic, the tone scrupulously secular.

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