Was this abandoned structure built by masons?

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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 02:56 PM
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So... i work as a research support administrator at the University of Leeds (England) and I stumbled upon this eerie building when I was taking a cigarette break on St. George's Park one lunchtime.










As far as my boss knows it is empty/unused and has been for at least 25 years. Anyway it's design got me thinking whether this might be a mason built structure, I checked the list of masonic structures in the UK and it isn't registered - though I highly doubt they would all be on the register anyway.

Here's an aerial view:


en.wikipedia.org...

On another note I also see this everyday on my drive to work..




Its called the Headingley Cricket Stadium and as far as i know it was designed by university graduates, quite peculiar huh?

Thoughts?

Peace, K



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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 03:08 PM
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In my opinion, I don't think that it was 'Mason built'. It's not like Masons are scared of showing off their structures, and more often than not... if you are to look hard enough you will find their symbol somewhere.

It does however have a very real 'Pantheon' type of feel to it. I suppose that's just the pillars though.

One thing that would help is to find out the dimensions of the building. This then allows for interpretations to be made as to the designer of this building. Some call it a 'code', I call it 'paying homage'... If you were to get these design details, I could offer a better, more precise conclusion as to the builders.

Anyways... great pics, I love this type of stuff. S&F's.


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Images gone!!!

I use photobucket, aka tinypic, this might be a better sight for uploading pictures and sharing them on ATS. Although I'm sure there's multiple alternatives.
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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 03:12 PM
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Hi there, Pics are there now!! lol.
Posted to let you know they wasn't working at first.
Going to have a peek of the pics now, will share my thoughts soon.
Star for the thread & Pics, I cant flag yet. Sorry.


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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 03:13 PM
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Thanks for the reply, yeah the pillars and the triangle at the top reminded me of structures I have seen in documentaries and around the web.

I can attempt to measure the dimensions on Monday, I will update this thread if I get the information.

Peace
K



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 03:15 PM
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Looks like a crypt.

I'd honestly say that's what is is, due to the surrounding buildings not being too close, and that building in question having such detail.



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 03:24 PM
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Hey, OP, pretty neat looking building.

From the pics you posted i dont see anything that strikes me as masonic. The fraternity likes to blast symbols on the sides of walls, and from these images i cant find any of those.

As the member above me stated it looks like a crypt to me, too, but why there would be a crypt in the middle of a park?? Who knows!

Good luck!
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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 03:34 PM
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Hey OP! Looks like a crypt/memorial, although I cannot find any refernce to it on the net


Pretty much every other building in Leeds is documented, maybe if you could get more infomation from the the plaque/head stone things, that might help.

Ill keep looking, for curiosities sake



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 03:37 PM
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You might very well be on to something. The colums and pyramid-shaped rooftop are usually dead giveaways. though not always. It would be interesting to note the measurements of the building as the Masons are fond of sacred geometry.

This reminds me of a time I was downtown.

I was sitting in the car, which was parked on the side street, waiting for my boyfriend to finish his smoke. I noticed the building across from us had Egyptian-like paintings reminiscent of the winged disks along the trim. The very first thought that came to my mind was that maybe it was an old Mason lodge, but for some reason I turned to look at the building we were parked next to and about died when I saw "Mason Lodge" stamped into the concrete above the building's door. Obviously it isn't a Mason lodge anymore, but I bet the building across the street was an extension of the lodge at some point. Either way, the Mason's of the lodge must have liked being able to look out the window and be faced with some of their favorite symbolism.
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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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Are we looking at the same images?

Can you point out the symbols you see? I see some laurel leaves..... Which isnt masonic, just Greco Roman.

ETA sorry! I missed the line where you said 'in downtown'. My bad, disregard.
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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 03:44 PM
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Most likely a meeting place for a fraternal society like Skull & Bones.
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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 03:47 PM
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Your pictures look exactly like a building here used to look. There is no record I can find on the net as to what it was built for but I know it was abandoned and converted to a post office in the early 1900s then abandoned again in the 60s. It was taken over about 3 years ago and completely redone including the face of the building and additions added to the back. I can not find any pictures of what it used to look like to post. Very interesting as almost identical buildings yours in England and mine in Nebraska, U.S.



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 03:54 PM
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Originally posted by abeverage
Most likely a meeting place for a fraternal society like Skull & Bones.
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Kinda what i thought as well, or as stated above possibly some form of crypt.



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 04:04 PM
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Examining the stone slabs - at the top it says............... Sacred To the Memory Of .........etc........

All the names on one of them are dated as having died - year 1895 - many children among them as having died at that time.......I think its a memorial structure.
At the top of one stone the number 1781 At the top of another it says 10446..............

Flu ? Plague?
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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 04:08 PM
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I don't think its a crypt …. as a crypt would not have windows. Having said that they may have been added at a later date. The lack of any citations is also interesting.There does not appear to be any masonic iconography and the laurel leaves are interesting but common feature denoting past achievements, I believe, although I'm surprised at the lack of inscription. The old headstones being reused is a common feature of a disused cemetery. If the last resident was interred more than a hundred years ago then the grave yard can be made available for development. The building pictured does appear to have a memorial feel to it though. Perhaps it was a crypt and later redeveloped for administration purposes, hence the addition of the windows.

I'd love to know what you find out.

Good luck



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 04:41 PM
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St. George’s Field was a cemetery - Woodhouse Cemetery
Woodhouse Cemetery (formally Leeds General Cemetery, and also known as Woodhouse Lane Cemetery and, since its closure in 1969, St George's Fields) is a former cemetery in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It is now within the campus of the University of Leeds, and has been landscaped and kept as an open space. Some original monuments, and the cemetery chapel, remain.


Here it is

The magnificent Victorian chapel built for the for the Leeds General Cemetery Company in St George's Field.

Picture URL - www.bbc.co.uk...

And on the website - www.bbc.co.uk...


FULL STORY HERE OF CHAPEL W/FOTOS
en.wikipedia.org...
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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:06 PM
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Originally posted by max100
I don't think its a crypt …. as a crypt would not have windows. Having said that they may have been added at a later date.
If not a crypt, perhaps a family chapel?



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:06 PM
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It may be Masonic. The blinds are drawn. That's how the place by me operates.



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:42 PM
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Please reaD MY POST above....AS I STATED ......the issue is SOLVED

ITS A CHAPEL - the opposite of a Masonic Temple


www.abovetopsecret.com...

St. George’s Field was a cemetery - Woodhouse Cemetery
Woodhouse Cemetery (formally Leeds General Cemetery, and also known as Woodhouse Lane Cemetery and, since its closure in 1969, St George's Fields) is a former cemetery in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It is now within the campus of the University of Leeds, and has been landscaped and kept as an open space. Some original monuments, and the cemetery chapel, remain.


Here it is

The magnificent Victorian chapel built for the for the Leeds General Cemetery Company in St George's Field.

Picture URL -www.bbc.co.uk...

And on the website -www.bbc.co.uk...



FULL STORY HERE OF CHAPEL W/FOTOS
en.wikipedia.org...
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posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:48 PM
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Jesus, take a pill.



posted on Jun, 15 2012 @ 05:50 PM
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Originally posted by aaaiii
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Jesus, take a pill.


WHAT??? Why is everybody ignoring the correct info that was posted????

Take a pill????????





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