St Peter’s was built in 1874 designed by well known Lancashire firm of Paley and Austin and won an award for its design as a ‘mountain chapel’.
Rookhow is a 1725 Grade II* listed Quaker Meeting House surrounded by 12 acres of its own woodland and with a 16 bed group bunkbarn and independent hostel (converted stables) in the secluded Lake District Rusland Valley.
Rookhow was built in as a meeting place for the 'scattered communities of the Society of Friends' and Quaker Meetings for worship are held there on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 7.30pm.
The meeting room is an example of the early style of Meeting House with a gallery (now forming part of the cottage), a wooden minister's platform. The Friends anteroom has plank and muntin panelling walls and and an original wooden spice cupboard.