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Weymouth Masonic Hall

With thanks to David Harrison for some of the detail we give you Weymouth Masonic Hall.

It was built in 1815, and has a Regency feel to its overall design; with a Neo-Classical façade, two large fluted pillars at the entrance supporting a frieze and triangular pediment, and to add to the overall feel, the Hall is painted in a Regency soft pink. It is based on the Hephaisteion in Athens, probably from Stewart and Revett's drawings.

A central 8-panel door with decorative fanlight on a reeded transom has a Gibbsian surround; to each side is a deep round-headed niche. The door is on 5 steps, with enclosing spearhead railings, returned at the ends, and central gate.

When the foundation stone was laid in the same week as the Battle of Waterloo, the celebrations became.... very spirited; so ....spirited that the debris after the party was so much that the Tyler was paid a Guinea to clear up the mess.

As a purpose built Masonic Hall, it is one of the oldest in England.

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