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Masonic Temple

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle (Castell), Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.4805 / 51°28'49"N

Longitude: -3.1708 / 3°10'14"W

OS Eastings: 318794

OS Northings: 176379

OS Grid: ST187763

Mapcode National: GBR KKM.Z7

Mapcode Global: VH6FF.013V

Plus Code: 9C3RFRJH+6M

Entry Name: Masonic Temple

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 3 August 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13720

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Opposite Bridge Street.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Formerly United Methodist Free Church of 1863-4. Architects: Hartland and Son of Cardiff (who also designed Tabernacl Chapel, The Hayes). Purchased by Freemasons, 1893, conversion 1895.


Bath Stone facade with round-arched openings with keystones and order of Doric pilasters; cornice and parapet with inscription "MASONIC TEMPLE", hipped slate roof. Three bays with, to centre, triple arch window over blocked doorway; to each side, tall arched window.


Known to contain main entrance hall with Ionic columns and cantilevered staircase with wrought-iron balustrade with symbolic roundels. Building contains 3 temples. The modern Small Temple. The New, or Edgar Rutter Temple. The main temple is the Duke of Connaught Temple in the body of the old chapel; lofty coved ceiling, moulded architraves to blocked windows; wooden panelling to lower walls, with stepped platforms for seats. At far end (W), chapel gallery remains; panelled frontal, organ

Reasons for Listing

Striking former chapel by one of best of Cardiff's C19 chapel architects; facade closes vista down Bridge Street.

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