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Encyclopedia > Freemasons' Hall, London
Freemasons' Hall in Great Queen Street, London
Freemasons' Hall in Great Queen Street, London
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Freemasonry · Grand Lodge · Masonic Lodge · Masonic Lodge Officers · Prince Hall Freemasonry · Regular Masonic jurisdictions Download high resolution version (750x935, 134 KB)Freemasons’ Hall in Great Queen Street, London, England. ... Download high resolution version (750x935, 134 KB)Freemasons’ Hall in Great Queen Street, London, England. ... Freemasons redirects here. ... Image File history File links Square_compasses. ... Freemasons redirects here. ... A Grand Lodge, or Grand Orient, is the usual governing body of Craft, or Blue Lodge, Freemasonry in a particular jurisdiction. ... In most areas of the world Masons gather together in Masonic Lodges to work the three degrees of Freemasonry: 1° = Entered Apprentice 2° = Fellow Craft 3° = Master Mason Blue Lodge is used to specify the basic Masonic Lodge granting the first three degrees and to differentiate it from other Masonic... This article relates to mainstream Craft Freemasonry, sometimes known in America as Blue Lodge Freemasonry. Every Masonic Lodge appoints Masonic Lodge Officers to execute the necessary functions of the lodges life and work. ... Prince Hall Freemasonry derives from historical events which led to a tradition of separate, predominantly African-American, Freemasonic fraternal organization in North America. ... This article deals with organization in Craft or Blue Lodge Freemasonry. ...


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The History of Freemasonry studies the development, evolution and events of the fraternal organization known as Freemasonry. ... Memorial of the KZ Esterwegen close-up Liberté chérie was the only known Masonic Lodge to be founded in a Nazi concentration camp during the Second World War. ... This box:      There are a number of manuscripts that are historically important in the development of Freemasonry. ...

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Freemasons' Hall in London is the headquarters of the United Grand Lodge of England and a meeting place for the Masonic Lodges in the London area. It is in Great Queen Street between Holborn and Covent Garden and has been a Masonic meeting place since 1775. This box:      The fraternity of Freemasonry, also known as Free and Accepted Masons, is organized into lodges, chapters, councils, commanderies, consistories, etc. ... The York Rite (also called the American Rite) is one of the two main appendant bodies of United States Freemasonry, which a Master Mason may join to further his knowledge of Freemasonry. ... The Order of Mark Master Masons is an appendant order of Freemasonry that confers the degrees of Mark Man and Mark Master. ... This box:      This page is about a Masonic organization. ... It has been suggested that Knight Kadosh be merged into this article or section. ... 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Holborn (pronounced ho-bun or ho-burn) is a place in London, named after a tributary to the river Fleet that flowed through the area, the Hole-bourne (the stream in the hollow). ... Covent Garden is a district in London, located on the easternmost parts of the City of Westminster and the southwest corner of the London Borough of Camden. ... Year 1775 (MDCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ...


In 1775 the premier Grand Lodge purchased a house fronting the street, behind which was a garden and a second house. A competition was held for the design of a Grand Hall to link the two houses. The front house was the Freemasons' Tavern, the back house was to become offices and meeting rooms. The winning design was by Thomas Sandby. American Square & Compasses Freemasonry is a worldwide fraternal organization. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Thomas Sandby (1721 – 25 June 1798) was an English map-maker who later became an architect and teacher. ...


The current building, the third on this site, was built between 1927 and 1933 in the art deco style to the designs of architects Henry Victor Ashley & F. Winton Newman as a memorial to the 3,225 Freemasons who died on active service in the First World War. Year 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1933 (MCMXXXIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Asheville City Hall. ... Ypres, 1917, in the vicinity of the Battle of Passchendaele. ...


It is an imposing art deco building, covering two and one quarter acres. Initially known as the Masonic Peace Memorial, the name was changed to Freemasons' Hall at the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939. The finance to build the hall was raised by the Masonic Million Memorial Fund. This fund raised over £1 Million. Mushroom cloud from the nuclear explosion over Nagasaki rising 18 km into the air. ... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The symbol £ represents the pound currency which Britain uses. ...


Central to the present building is the Grand Temple, meeting place for Grand Lodge, Grand Chapter and the annual meetings of a number of the Home Counties Provincial Grand Lodges. Masonic bronze doors, each weighing one and a quarter tonnes, open on to a Chamber 123 feet long, 90 feet wide and 62 feet high capable of seating 1,700. The ceiling cove is of Mosaic work and in addition to figures and symbols from Masonic ritual includes, in the corner, figures representing the four cardinal virtues - Prudence, Temperance, Fortitude and Justice - and the Arms of Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (youngest son of Queen Victoria) Grand Master 1901-1939, at whose suggestion the Masonic Peace memorial was built. The phrase Home Counties is used to designate the group of English counties which border or surround London. ... This article is about the metal alloy. ... This article is about a decorative art. ... Prudence, by Luca Giordano Allegory of Prudence, by Simon Vouet Look up Prudence, prudence in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Temperance may refer to: Temperance (virtue) Temperance movement Temperance (Tarot card) Temperance (band) See also Astrud Gilberto, for the album Temperance This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Four Cardinal Virtues of the Catholic Church doing bad to. ... This article is about the concept of justice. ... A modern coat of arms is derived from the medi val practice of painting designs onto the shield and outer clothing of knights to enable them to be identified in battle, and later in tournaments. ... Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn (Arthur William Patrick Albert; 1 May 1850 – 16 January 1942) was a member of the British Royal Family, a son of Queen Victoria. ... Victoria Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, Empress of India Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria) (24 May 1819–22 January 1901) was a Queen of the United Kingdom, reigning from 20 June 1837 until her death. ... In Freemasonry the Grand Master is the supreme ruler of the Craft within a given jurisdiction. ...


Recent uses

Like Sandby's Grand Hall, the Grand Temple is also used for concerts and musical events - having excellent acoustics and clear sight-lines.


The building is used externally as a stand-in for Thames House (the home of MI5) in the TV series Spooks and the interior has been used for the film adaptation of The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy (2005) where Masonic Hall becomes the temple in which the Jatravartid people pray for the coming of the Great White Handkerchief. It has also been used for Agent Cody Banks 2 (2004), The Line of Beauty (TV), and Wings of a Dove (1997) and Johnny English (2003) Thames House is an office development in London on the bank of the River Thames adjacent to Lambeth Bridge. ... MI-5 redirects here. ... For the music band, see The Spooks. ...


See also

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External links

  • History of Freemasons' Hall
  • Freemasons' Hall, London is at coordinates 51°30′55″N 0°07′16″W / 51.515151, -0.121212 (Freemasons' Hall, London)Coordinates: 51°30′55″N 0°07′16″W / 51.515151, -0.121212 (Freemasons' Hall, London)
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