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Cambuslang, 13 Tabernacle Lane, Masonic Hall

A Category C Listed Building in Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8183 / 55°49'5"N

Longitude: -4.1655 / 4°9'55"W

OS Eastings: 264414

OS Northings: 660462

OS Grid: NS644604

Mapcode National: GBR 3W.6G5W

Mapcode Global: WH4QM.Z0LX

Entry Name: Cambuslang, 13 Tabernacle Lane, Masonic Hall

Listing Date: 3 February 2004

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397227

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49643

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Cambuslang

County: South Lanarkshire

Electoral Ward: Cambuslang West

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Dated 1903. 2-storey, 5-bay, roughly rectangular-plan Masonic lodge on ground sloping to N. Snecked bull-faced red sandstone; rendered to rear. Red-sandstone ashlar dressings; distinctive neat, squared tooling on diagonal to deep moulded base course; corniced cill courses; deep corniced eaves course to E (principal elevation); plain eaves course to N, W and S; corniced windows at ground floor. Prominent pedimented and pilastered doorways; full-height corniced pilasters breaking eaves, dividing bays of principal elevation; central triangular pediment carved with 5-point star, stone finial and flanking stone spheres.

E (PRINCIPAL) ELEVATION: central paired windows; pedimented and pilastered doorways to penultimate bays (right hand pediment with carved Mason's symbol; that to left with carved date: "1903"); small window to right of right-hand door; single windows to outer bays. Paired windows to central 3 bays at first floor; single windows to outer bays at 1st floor. Carved inscription below eaves, centred below central triangular pediment: 'CAMBUSLANG ROYAL ARCH LODGE 114'.

N ELEVATION: central narrow window at ground floor.

W (REAR) ELEVATION: advanced piended stair tower to far right, door to left return; later 20th century brick-built fire escape staircase to far left. Regular fenestration (all blocked except for single window and doors to far

left).

S ELEVATION: wallhead canted to left; central recessed bay with rounded stair tower window; flanking windows at ground and 1st floors (blocked).

2- and 3-pane metal-framed windows. Pitched and piended roof; grey slates; terracotta ridge tiles; corniced ashlar stacks to wallheads; circular clay cans.

INTERIOR: ground floor subdivided and converted in later 20th century to bar and dining facility; kitchen to SW of plan. Principal staircase to SE of plan, dentilled and corniced stairwell, carved timber balusters; round-arched stained glass window to stair landing depicting Lodge No 114 symbols. Temple Hall occupying 1st floor, platform piended ceiling with geometric plaster mouldings; balustraded raised platform to N with central segmental-arched and keystoned recess, flanking pilasters; windows to W converted into glazed display cases.

Statement of Interest

Built in 1903 for Cambuslang Royal Arch Lodge, No. 114. Bold use of stonework to principal elevation, in particular the doorways and central pediment. Still in use as a Masonic Lodge (2003).

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