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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
Entry Name: Masonic Temple Including Front Area Railings
Listing Date: 16 July 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1203045
English Heritage Legacy ID: 390246
Location: Ilfracombe, North Devon, Devon, EX34
District: North 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
SS5047 NORTHFIELD ROAD
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
LAID BY THE WORSHIPFUL BRO. C.C.DAVIE P.M. 251 P.A.G.D. OF
CERS.ENG. D.P.G.M. FOR DEVONSHIRE MAY 10 1899. WOR BRO.
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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