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Masonic Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Calne, Wiltshire

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Latitude: 51.4357 / 51°26'8"N

Longitude: -2.0015 / 2°0'5"W

OS Eastings: 399990

OS Northings: 170741

OS Grid: ST999707

Mapcode National: GBR 2SV.YLY

Mapcode Global: VHB42.857R

Plus Code: 9C3VCXPX+79

Entry Name: Masonic Hall

Listing Date: 22 December 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1270901

English Heritage Legacy ID: 456910

Location: Calne, Wiltshire, SN11

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Calne

Built-Up Area: Calne

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Calne and Blackland St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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755-1/5/171 (South side)
Masonic Hall


Masonic hall, formerly a school and technical college. Dated
1894. Rough limestone ashlar with fine ashlar dressings and
quoins; slate roof, ashlar stacks with cornices to gable ends.
L-shaped plan. Stripped Jacobean style.
2 storeys; 3-window range. Large windows with label moulds are
stone-mullioned and transomed with 2 panes over 4 panes to
each light. To first-floor left is a 4-light window with 2
two-light windows to the right. Three 2-light windows to the
ground floor and the left-of-centre door are under a
continuous label mould. Double 3-panel doors have a
segmental-arched overlight in a pulvinated architrave with
datestone above.
INTERIOR: ceilings are approx 4m high and doors are large,
6-panels with bolection moulding. The large open-well
closed-string staircase to the rear left has turned balusters
and chamfered and moulded newels. The Masonic Hall to the
first floor has tongued-and-grooved panelling below a high
dado rail.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Bentley's school was founded in 1663 under
his will of 29 September 1660. After many organizational
disasters the Charity Commission re-organized the school and
in 1901 amalgamated it with the Technical Institute which had
been established in 1894 at a cost of ยป1,500. Prominently
sited in The Green, having group value with a fine group of
listed buildings.
Included for group value.

Listing NGR: ST9999070741

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