FREEMASONS' HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1388927
Date first listed:
14-Feb-1975
Statutory Address:
FREEMASONS' HALL, MAIN RIDGE

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Location

Statutory Address:
FREEMASONS' HALL, MAIN RIDGE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Lincolnshire
District:
Boston (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TF 32974 44116

Details

BOSTON

TF3244SE MAIN RIDGE 716-1/7/94 (South side) 14/02/75 Freemasons' Hall

II

Masonic hall. 1860-3, internal C20 alterations. Gault brick and ashlar, Welsh slate roof, plain red brick to sides and rear. Egyptian Revival style. EXTERIOR: front has steeply battered sides, with roll-moulded ashlar quoins, rising to wide curved ashlar cornice carved with the winged disc of the sun supported by asps. Set back small parapet. 2 large central drum columns in ashlar, carved at the base with leaves and on the shaft with hieroglyphics, the capitals are of palmettes. On the entablature an inscription in Egyptian hieroglyphics apparently reads 'In the 23rd year of the reign of Her Majesty the Royal Daughter Victoria, Lady Most Gracious, this building was erected. May it be prosperous'. Behind the open front is a steeply battered doorway with stone surround, surmounted by winged sun and a Greek inscription 'Know Myself'. INTERIOR: the entrance hall, kitchen and banquet room on the ground floor have been entirely remodelled C20, but the first floor lodge room is decorated with masonic symbols including the winged globe, the scarabeus, the lotus, the triangle of light and the disc of the Sun. Built as a replica of the Temple of Dandour in Nubia.





Listing NGR: TF3297444116

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
486388
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 29 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/00315/34
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Ray Horrocks. Source Historic England Archive
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