Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Masonic Lodge - Pontefract - March 2017

  1. #1
    Join Date
    September 2016
    Location
    Barnsley
    Posts
    83
    Thanked
    710

    Default Masonic Lodge - Pontefract - March 2017


    Little History:
    Opened in the early 1900's this was the second Masonic Hall in Pontefract. This was used as a community hall once the Masons moved out in the late 60's. Since then it has had a number of uses including a gym and leisure centre. The only real clue that this was ever a Masonic Hall was the Freemasons Crest on the staircase window which is now sadly destroyed also.

    Pics:​









































    Just a mad woman with a love for exploring :D

    https://www.facebook.com/HippieAlienUrbex

  2. Thanks given by: brickworx, Dam_01, Gromr, HughieD, Jahn-Michelle, jmcjnr, krela, Mearing, oldscrote, psykie, Rubex, smiler, thorfrun
  3.  
     
  4. #2
    Join Date
    October 2010
    Location
    Lost in Cornwall
    Posts
    4,854
    Thanked
    3424

    Default


    Shame the window got smashed, decent bit of photography HA, I liked it, Thanks
    Smiler
    😁

  5. Thanks given by: Hippie Alien
  6. #3
    Join Date
    January 2013
    Location
    People's Republic of South Yorkshire.
    Posts
    5,089
    Thanked
    10230

    Default


    That's pretty trashed and bare but you made it look interesting Hippie.

  7. Thanks given by: Hippie Alien
  8. #4
    Join Date
    February 2015
    Location
    Aberdeen, Scotland
    Age
    63
    Posts
    2,626
    Thanked
    1671

    Default


    Wow, that's very well thrashed. I cannot see if there is any hope for restoration except for demolition. You had good light and it shows in your photographs. I couldn't find the square and compass symbol anywhere.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

  9. Thanks given by: Hippie Alien
  10. #5
    Join Date
    February 2008
    Location
    Rawdon Leeds
    Age
    77
    Posts
    1,859
    Thanked
    1604

    Default


    There are all kinds of architectural features that point to this being a Masonic Building of its time period, when the Square and Compass tended to only appear in widow Heraldry to the external viewer - as can be seen in other Lodges built during the same period. The angle feature in the staircase window spreader, the brickwork features on the pilasters and lintel of the main entrance and the detail on the lintel of the staircase window are all pointers to a particular ownership when this place was built. As to be expected this is built to a very high standard and would convert readily, sadly I have seen the surrounding area slowly decay over the years and nobody is going to do anything with this place unless the whole area is upgraded at the same time. A situation not uncommon around the UK and why we see the developer's bulldozer more often than the restorer's scaffold in these situations. Nice set of images you have here HA.

  11. Thanks given by: Hippie Alien
  12. #6
    Join Date
    September 2009
    Location
    Oxford
    Posts
    2,682
    Thanked
    7772

    Default


    Damn, the window was really nice as well :(

    No access to the cinema next door still?
    My Flickr

    Pseudomerican

  13. Thanks given by: Hippie Alien
  14. #7
    Join Date
    September 2016
    Location
    Barnsley
    Posts
    83
    Thanked
    710

    Default


    Quote Originally Posted by mookster View Post
    Damn, the window was really nice as well :(

    No access to the cinema next door still?
    Had a good look round but nothing that we could see unfortunately
    Just a mad woman with a love for exploring :D

    https://www.facebook.com/HippieAlienUrbex

Similar Threads

  1. The Lodge House, West Sussex - March 2017
    By Brewtal in forum Rural Sites
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21st Apr 17, 14:45
  2. Vincent Lodge, February 2017
    By urbexdevil in forum Residential Sites
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 18th Feb 17, 17:30
  3. The Oxford Masonic Lodge Oxford June 2016
    By mockney reject in forum Misc Sites
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 7th Jul 16, 10:32
  4. Causeway Lodge, March 2014
    By Stealthstar79 in forum Residential Sites
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 25th Jun 14, 11:36
  5. Taxal Lodge : Derbyshire : March 2012
    By Mars Lander in forum Residential Sites
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 10th Jul 12, 11:07

About us
DerelictPlaces is a forum for people with an interest in the history and documentation of disused, derelict and abandoned buildings to come together and share their experiences, photography and historical findings. Our military, industrial and historical heritage is fast disappearing under the pressure of regeneration, the need for new housing, and often through simple neglect; Our aim is to document these places before they disappear entirely.
Follow us