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Masonic Temple Including Front Area Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Ilfracombe, Devon

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Latitude: 51.2086 / 51°12'30"N

Longitude: -4.126 / 4°7'33"W

OS Eastings: 251590

OS Northings: 147634

OS Grid: SS515476

Mapcode National: GBR KN.40L8

Mapcode Global: VH4M4.FWMC

Plus Code: 9C3Q6V5F+CJ

Entry Name: Masonic Temple Including Front Area Railings

Listing Date: 16 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1203045

English Heritage Legacy ID: 390246

Location: Ilfracombe, North Devon, Devon, EX34

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Ilfracombe

Built-Up Area: Ilfracombe

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Ilfracombe Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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853-1/6/106 (East side)
16/07/87 Masonic Temple including front area


Masonic Temple. Dated 1899, by HM Gardner of Ilfracombe.
MATERIALS: bath stone ashlar front; side walls rendered.
Asbestos-slated roof with red ridge-tiles.
PLAN: narrow-fronted oblong plan.
EXTERIOR: front designed after the style of a classical
temple, using columns with capitals of 4 different orders.
One storey. 3 round-arched openings with moulded archivolts
springing from plain-shafted columns. Central entrance with
6-panelled door and patterned fanlight flanked by paired
columns; Composite to left and Corinthian to right.
Either side, a round-arched window with small panes of frosted
glass and a margins of narrow red panes; transom at the
springing level. A single Ionic column to right and left.
The whole front flanked by full-height, paired Tuscan columns,
broken forward and supporting an entablature and triangular
pediment. In the centre of the entablature, a plaque inscribed
MASONIC TEMPLE in raised letters; in the tympanum, also in
relief, the Masonic emblem and date A.D. 1899.
Because of the fall in the ground, the left-hand pair of
columns has a high pedestal inset into which is a white marble
slab carved with the masonic emblem and carrying the
inscription in lead: LODGE CONCORD NO.1135. THIS STONE WAS
A.H.FISHER W.M. It is signed Huxtable Sculptor (JP Huxtable of
There is only one opening in the side-walls, a doorway with
6-panelled door on the right-hand side. The front area railing
has spear-head uprights and standards, these alternating with
pairs of uprights sharing a looped top.
INTERIOR not inspected.
The Masonic Temple forms a group with Northfield House and
No.3 Northfield Road (qv).
(Ilfracombe Chronicle: Hussey AT: 13.8.1937: 8).

Listing NGR: SS5159047634

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