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Masonic Hall, Number 13 Frederick Place (Terrace)

A Grade II Listed Building in Melcombe Regis, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.6109 / 50°36'39"N

Longitude: -2.4547 / 2°27'16"W

OS Eastings: 367923

OS Northings: 79124

OS Grid: SY679791

Mapcode National: GBR PY.D96K

Mapcode Global: FRA 57RG.7HL

Entry Name: Masonic Hall, Number 13 Frederick Place (Terrace)

Listing Date: 12 December 1953

Last Amended: 22 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1148054

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467953

Location: Weymouth and Portland, Dorset, DT4

County: Dorset

District: Weymouth and Portland

Town: Weymouth and Portland

Electoral Ward/Division: Melcombe Regis

Built-Up Area: Weymouth

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Radipole and Melcombe Regis

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


873-1/20/367 (West side)
12/12/53 Masonic Hall, No.13 Frederick Place
(Formerly Listed as:
(West side)
Masonic Hall, Frederick Place)


Formerly known as: Masonic Temple ST THOMAS STREET.
Masonic hall. 1816, but front 1834, by CB Fookes (RCHME).
Stucco front, painted brick return, slate roof.
A Greek Doric distyle-in-antis temple front with fluted Doric
half-columns, and square moulded caps to the pilasters. A
central 8-panel door with decorative fanlight on a reeded
transom has a Gibbsian surround; to each side is a deep
round-headed niche. The door is on 5 steps, with enclosing
spearhead railings, returned at the ends, and central gate.
The return to School Street has 5 plain brick piers to sunk
panels and blank lights to brick voussoirs, and stooled stone
sills, on a semi-basement with 3 openings to cambered heads
and paired plank doors. Brick dentil eaves. The roof is hipped
at the outer end; its pitch is greater than that of the front
INTERIOR: the lower floor, approx 1m below pavement level, is
in concrete; there is a central row of timber posts, and stone
dividing walls. A large late C19 range has been added at the
rear of the property. Interior of the upper hall was not
A very correct Greek front, based on the Hephaisteion in
Athens, probably from Stewart and Revett's drawings.
(RCHME: Dorset, South-East: London: 1970-: 340).

Listing NGR: SY6792379124

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