Cecil Lodge

Lodge Number: 449
Consecration: 19 May 1838
Meeting Place: The Cloisters – Letchworth
Meeting Dates: 2nd Thursday January (Installation)
2nd Thursday March
2nd Thursday May
2nd Thursday September
2nd Thursday November


Cecil Lodge was consecrated at the Sun Hotel, Hitchin. It was the second Lodge to be named after the then Provincial Grand Master, James, second Marquess of Salisbury. The family name of Cecil was used for the new Lodge, as there was already a Salisbury Lodge in Hertfordshire, No. 435, which had been consecrated two years earlier at Waltham Cross, just inside the county boundary. In 1856 the Salisbury Lodge moved into London where it still continues to flourish. The coat of arms of the Marquess was also adopted and used by Cecil. Lodge and in 1863 the Lodge was renumbered to 449 from 657 at the closing up of Lodge numbers.