North Hertfordshire Masonic Lodge (the Cloisters), Barrington Road, Letchworth Garden City - North Hertfordshire

Built in 1906-7 as a residential school of ethics and psychology based on Arts and Crafts principles. Architect WH Cowlishaw, a follower of William Morris. Highly idiosyncratic design incorporating a philosophical approach to materials with both traditional and progressive themes, but now costly to maintain. Currently the North Hertfordshire Masonic Lodge, but with much of the building unused. Problems of internal and external deterioration due to rainwater penetration. The owners are currently exploring sources of funding for repairs.

North Hertfordshire Masonic Lodge (the Cloisters), Barrington Road, Letchworth Garden City - North Hertfordshire
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Site Details

    Designated Site Name:
    NORTH HERTFORDSHIRE MASONIC LODGE (THE CLOISTERS)
    Heritage Category:
    Listed Building grade II*
    List Entry Number:
    1102019
    Local Planning Authority:
    North Hertfordshire
    Site Type:
    Education > College

Location

    Building Name:
    North Hertfordshire Masonic Lodge (the Cloisters)
    Street Name:
    Barrington Road
    County:
    Hertfordshire
    District / Borough:
    North Hertfordshire
    Parish:
    Letchworth Garden City
    Parliamentary Constituency:
    North East Hertfordshire
    Region:
    East of England

Assessment Information

    Assessment Type:
    Building or structure
    Condition:
    Very bad
    Occupancy / Use:
    Occupied/in use
    Priority:
    A - Immediate risk of further rapid deterioration or loss of fabric; no solution agreed
    Previous Priority:
    A
    Ownership:
    Private
    Designation:
    Listed Building grade II*, CA