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Steve Gagen
Steve Gagen
Sat, Apr 27, 2013 3:04am

The building is clearly Victorian mock Gothic, and it is most puzzling to see a Victorian court building that doesn’t look forbidding. I was right in my thought that it must have had some earlier purpose than being a court: “In 1857 The Royal Masonic School for Boys, for the sons of deceased and needy Freemasons, was founded on this site in the former Lordship Lodge on an estate of 10 acres. Originally catering for 70 boys, the old house was replaced in 1865 by a substantial Gothic building with accommodation for 200 …” This from Wikimapia –

MaryAnn Johanson
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Sat, Apr 27, 2013 9:36am