Abbots Langley Lodge

Lodge Number: 4645
Consecration: 14 November 1924
Meeting Place: Halsey Masonic Hall – Watford
Meeting Dates: 2nd Wednesday December (Installation)
1st Wednesday February
1st Wednesday April
1st Wednesday October
1st Wednesday November

 

The formation of the Abbots Langley Lodge was first mooted in 1922 by a few Brethren who worked in Leavesden Hospital, who felt there must be a number of Masons actual and potential on the staff of the Institution and locally who would welcome a local Lodge. Although the Provincial Grand Master of Hertfordshire considered the hopeful Founders were too optimistic because he felt that Abbots Langley was not large enough to support a Masonic Lodge., the Brethren persisted. During the years 1925/26, the Lodge had the unique and eerie experience of holding meetings in the empty historical Mansion then known as Langley House, Abbots Langley.

The setting for the meetings was in the Billiards Room, which was approached from a marble landing with pillars and a very short but wide stairway. The last Lodge meeting at Langley House was on 6th October 1926 when there were fifty Subscribing Members. At the meeting on 2nd February 1927, ten Grand Lodge Certificates were presented. The Lodge then moved to the newly opened Halsey Masonic Hall, Watford.