Harrington Meeting House 1775

Mid-morning on Sunday, we made a short stop at the Harrington Meeting House (1775) at 278 Harrington Road, Bristol. Harrington has undergone several changes: it started as a meetinghouse, but c. 1850 was converted to a reverse-plan church with slip pews, and in the1960s was restored to the original plan. The pulpit is based on the pulpit in the Walpole Meeting House. The original roof framing of king post trusses having upper chords below the principal rafters remains in place and is now fully visible. The large Harrington Burial Ground, which abuts the meetinghouse, has inscriptions on gravestones that reveal the identities of early settlers dating as far back as 1716. Services were held in the building until 1915.

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