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Freemasons Hall Also known as Masonic Peace Memorial

 

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  • Freemasons Hall is the only perfectly preserved art deco structure of its type in London. Other such buildings have been extensively modified since.
  • Creating an impressive entrance for visitors is two bronze doors with the weight of one and a quarter tonnes each that open on to a Chamber 37 metres long, 27 metres wide and 19 metres high with a seated capacity of about 1,700.
  • Built when it was, there were laws regarding the maximum permitted height for a building in London. Shell Mex House for example circumvented them by having a clock, whilst here a heavy cornice creates the upper levels without actually being occupiable.
  • It is built on what has been a traditional meeting place for Masons since 1771. This version of it was built with the pretext of memorialising the members of the Masonic Order who had died in the Great War.

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Architect
H V Ashley and Winton Newman

Reference Data

Reference No.
4487
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
21-10-2011
 

Building Location

Address
60 Great Queen Street, London. WC2B 5AZ
Council
Westminster
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Construction start date
1927
Completion date
1933
Heritage Status
Grade II*
Style
Art Deco

Roof Height (AGL)
46.00 *

Market Data

Primary Use
Other


Construction Cost
£1,000,000.00
Budget Date
1933

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* Estimated Height