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Sabath Day House


Sabath Day House
18th century Sabath Day Houses were used as an easy-to-heat refuge from cold winter days at the town church. These structures were built by the town and dotted the green.
  • The building was rescued by Charles Stannard and other society members in 1966 from its location on Indian Lane because it had been slated to be burned.
  • The building was moved to its current location in 1970.
  • Sabbath Day Houses were built on the green as early as the 1720s,
    by town vote.
  • This is the only remaining example and was built about 1780.
  • Professor William C. Fowler, author of the first history of Durham, wrote that he “remembered there being at least 6 Sabbath Day Houses” when he was young. (courtesy of Durham’s Heritage)