Craftsmanship Award for Houghtons of York

Consortium members Houghtons of York were again delighted to receive the York Guild of Building Craftsmanship award for their recreation of Sir John Soane’s Ark of the Masonic covenant. The Ark was destroyed in a fire in 1883 with the recreation being commissioned to celebrate the tercentenary of the establishment of freemasonry in London. It was exhibited in the Soane museum before being moved to its permanent home in the Library and Museum of Freemasonry.