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Masonic Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8567 / 51°51'24"N

Longitude: -4.3043 / 4°18'15"W

OS Eastings: 241405

OS Northings: 220083

OS Grid: SN414200

Mapcode National: GBR DG.T902

Mapcode Global: VH3LH.BLVG

Entry Name: Masonic Hall

Listing Date: 28 November 2003

Last Amended: 28 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82168

Building Class: Institutional

Location: Situated approximately 10m NE of junction with Brick Lane.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Carmarthen

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Masonic Hall Built and dated in 1911 by George Morgan & Son. The hall replaces one opened in 1889.

Exterior

Masonic Hall in painted stucco with raised painted plinth. Two storey, irregular 4-window range with roof behind parapet. Entrance bay to left and first floor hall in 3-bay right section. Left section has banded rustication treated as pilasters to frame narrow window and door, with panelled tops to the 3 pilasters. Panelled door to right with overlight of 2 4-pane lights and narrow window to left with matching 4-pane top-light. First floor has shallow oriel with stepped underside to base, dated 1911, under tall 18-pane horned sash with pilaster sides and frieze and cornice aligned with main cornice. Parapet over slightly lower than main parapet.
Right section has full height squared projection with narrow recesses to either side, cornice broken forward, and similar parapets, slightly lower on projection. Both floors have fenestration in pilastrade of 4 pilasters framing 3 windows. Ground floor has continuous sill beneath 12-pane horned sashes with lower 3 panes blanked in timber each light. Between storeys is rectangular panel in moulded frame with MASONIC HALL in raised capitals. Taller pilasters above between first floor long 18-pane horned sashes with frieze under cornice and parapet.

Interior

Not available for inspection.

Reasons for Listing

Included as an early C20 purpose-built Masonic Hall, an expressive design with emphasis on the first floor, the detail largely intact.

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