Basic Site Details

Name: Royal Masonic Hospital, Ravenscourt Park
Town, district or village: Hammersmith
City or county: London
Country: England
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Notes: Figures of Aesculapius and Hebe, 1933 by Gilbert Bayes.

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 2Freemason's HospitalYes 
Item 2 of 2Freemasons' Hospital  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 1Ravenscourt ParkYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 51929 Competition held 
Item 2 of 519291933  
Item 3 of 513 May 1932 or 19 May 1932 Foundation stone(Dates vary in original sources)
Item 4 of 5July 1933 Opened 
Item 5 of 51934  Awarded RIBA Medal and Diploma for building


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 5(Sir) John Burnet & PartnersArchitectural practiceA19291930Won competition and secured job - executed under subsequent partnership
Item 2 of 5(Sir) John James BurnetArchitectA1929Before 1933Won competition and secured job - executed to revised design by Farquhar
Item 3 of 5Thomas Smith TaitArchitectA1929Before 1933Won competition and secured job - executed to revised design by Farquhar
Item 4 of 5(Sir) John Burnet, Tait & LorneArchitectural practiceA19301933Work completed under new partnership title - Farquhar responsible
Item 5 of 5George Haslehurst Lawrence (sometimes misspelt George Hazelhurst Lawrence)ArchitectA1933 * As assistant to Burnet, Tait & Lorne

* earliest date known from documented sources.


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Academy Architecture1931 Volume 62 pp10-13 (shows scheme as executed)
Item 2 of 3Irvine, Louise and Atterbury, Paul1998Gilbert Bayes sculptor 1872-1953  pp49, 160 (illustration)
Item 3 of 3McKean, Charles1987The Scottish Thirties: An Architectural Introduction Edinburgh: Scottish Academic Pressp195 - George Lawrence's involvement

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 9Architects Journal6 May 1931   
Item 2 of 9Artist1933  p12
Item 3 of 9Brick BuilderSeptember 1933   
Item 4 of 9Builder27 December 1932CXLIII Original scheme
Item 5 of 9BuilderAugust 1933  p255
Item 6 of 9Builder18 August 1933CXLV  
Item 7 of 9BuildingOctober 1931   
Item 8 of 9The Thirties Society Journal1981 or 1982no 2 Article by Susan Gold
Item 9 of 9The Times20 May 1932   

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 Ludovic Gordon Farquhar: F no3736 (box 28) (T S Tait states that Farquhar was 'fully responsible from design to finish')