Stanstead Abbotts Lodge

Lodge Number: 9085
Consecration: 20 October 1983
Meeting Place: Mayflower Place – Hertingfordbury
Meeting Dates: 3rd Thursday October
3rd Thursday February
3rd Thursday April
3rd Thursday May
1st Thursday September
2ns Thursday December

 

Stanstead Abbotts was originally called Stansted, but after it had become part of the lands of the Abbots of Waltham Holy Cross, it became known by its present name, some seven hundred years ago. Since Stanstead Abbotts is a place of considerable antiquity – in the Domesday Book it was one of the County’s four boroughs – the name was thought ideal for the Lodge.  The prominent building, the Old Clock House, founded over three hundred and fifty years ago as a free grammar school for sons of local inhabitants, is the centerpiece of the Lodge Badge being on a square pavement and enclosed within the Masonic Square and Compasses, surmounted by the Province’s Hart.

The Lodge was consecrated at Mayflower Place, Hertingfordbury by RW Bro Guy Halsey.  The First Worshipful Master was W Bro J Payne, licensee of the Red Lion, Stanstead Abbotts which stood across the street from the Old Clock School.  The Sponsoring Lodge was Hertfordshire Regiment Lodge No. 4537.