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Freemason's Hall, Lewes

Description: Freemason's Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 293204

OS Grid Reference: TQ4127409983
OS Grid Coordinates: 541274, 109983
Latitude/Longitude: 50.8721, 0.0065

Location: High Street, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1XT

Locality: Lewes
Local Authority: Lewes District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: BN7 1XT

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Listing Text

14/222 (north side)

25.2.52 No 148 (Freemason's Hall)


Freemason's Hall. Dated 1868. Yellow stock brick with red brick and some
stone dressings. Plain tiled roof with gable end to street. Tumbled gable
parapets with stone coping and kneelers. Cast-iron gable finial. 2 storeys;
2 windows, wooden cross windows above in pointed arch surrounds with stone inserts
in arches, decorated with inlaid foliage. Relieving arch between with
decorative stone keystone. Decorative polychromatic surround to datestone between
inscribed '1868'. Tilework impost band between windows and continuing to either
side. Stone inscribed 'Freemason's Hall/Erected 1797/Rebuilt 1868' between
windows at lower level. 3-light window on ground floor to right with stone
rounded Caernarvon-arched heads, segmental relieving arch and polychromatic
brickwork in arch. Pair of pointed-arched boarded doors in entrance to right
with brick reveals, triangular hood-mould and polychromatic brickwork between
arch and hood-mould. Spiral downpipes to left and right with decorative
brackets. The party wall between this building and No 147 to right (q.v.)
contains considerable remains of the medieval West Gate, pulled down in 1777.

Listing NGR: TQ4127309990

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Source: English Heritage

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