Basic Site Details

Name: Masonic Temple
City or county: Edinburgh
Country: Scotland
Status: Demolished
Grid ref:
Notes: This must have been a small competition for a new Chapter Room. Henderson' s scheme was Egyptian

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Masonic HallYes 
Item 2 of 2Masonic TempleYes 

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Masonic hall  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 174-77, Queen StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 21894 Design exhibitedFor new hall? For Chapter room?
Item 2 of 218991901 Chapter Room


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 3George HendersonArchitectA1894 Design exhibited for new hall or chapter room?
Item 2 of 3Hay & HendersonArchitectural practiceA1894 Design exhibited for new hall or chapter room?
Item 3 of 3Peter Lyle Barclay HendersonArchitect, Engineer 18991901Chapter room


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Supreme Grand Royal Arch Chapter of Scotland 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 5Academy Architecture1901 part 1 p82
Item 2 of 5Gifford, John, McWilliam, Colin and Walker, David M1984Edinburgh (The Buildings of Scotland) Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltdp321
Item 3 of 5Kenna and Mooney1983People's Palaces  p125
Item 4 of 5RSA1894   369 (George Henderson design)
Item 5 of 5RSA1901   633

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 2Builder12 January 1901LXXX p41 with descriptive note
Item 2 of 2Building News26 July 1901  p105

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Peter Lyle Barclay Henderson: F no1156 (microfilm reel 12)