Keys to the Past

Boakam House (West Allen)

This building may be the site of a meeting house of a group of worshippers known as Bochimites, named after a reference in the Book of Judges. The meeting house is a simple rectangle in plan, with rubble walls. Unlike many other non-conformist meeting houses, this appears to have been deliberately placed in a remote site. The remains of Bochim House are those of the smallest and most primitive meeting-houses to survive in the Allendales.

Reference number:N6438
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)

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Source of Reference
Local History of West Allen


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