Status: Listed Grade II*
Architect: HV Ashley & Winton Newman
Location: Camden, London
This massive building in a stripped classical style was built as the Masonic Peace Memorial Building as a memorial to the 3,225 Freemasons killed on active duty in WWI. The building is the central headquarters of English Freemasonry (1927-33). The architect’s ingenious fitting of the plan to the irregular polygonal site won them the commission after a competition. The building has long facades, with slightly projecting entrance bays, given emphasis by string courses and a heavy cornice above the first floor. There are two attics stepped above, culminating across the west angle in the corner tower, which echoes the form of the Temple entrance beneath, flanked by two giant fluted columns in antis. This defines the diagonal axis along which the Temple itself lies, as well as its associated processional access route. Inside the principal halls, meeting rooms and staircases are all marble lined, richly detailed but austere neo-Grecian in pattern.
Jon Wright & Joanna Moore
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