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Stranton L1862

Stranton L1862

Who are we?

Stranton Lodge has been in existence since 1880, and the lodge is formulating fresh and innovative ideas and its outlook to identify and meet the challenge to the lives of both young and mature men these days. 

What we do

We support our local community through projects and donations.

“If any new (or existing ) member with an interest in the genealogy of the lodge, and would like to become involved with this important part of our lodge history then the lodge would be most grateful.” One member has already created his first C.D., raising charitable funds within the lodge. Members also intend to create a number of short lectures on the former lodge members, with any details from their Masonic or of interesting family stories or military careers, etc. 

Members would also like to share their interesting hobbies with any like-minded member especially those with computer skills!

Why join us?

We are friendly open and gregarious lodges of members from ages of twenty -five upwards including a number of ex-forces members who enjoy our camaraderie.

When we meet

The first Wednesday of each month (July & August closed).


Joining fee: Subject to change annually.

Lodge subscriptions: £145

Typical dining fee: £13.00 minimum


WBro. Peter Edward Ireland, Secretary.

facilities at Hartlepool Raby Masonic Hall


Raby Road,  Hartlepool TS24 8AH

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A mix of parking is available directly adjacent the building and on-street in near proximity, with permit-only parking spaces free for use after 6pm.

The dedicated parking on tarmac around the building is monitored; members car registration must be logged with the co-ordinator.


Ramp to main entrance which is wide enough for wheel chair access.


The main entrance has video doorbell entry.


Emergency exits are sign posted. Defibrolator located outside adjacent the main entrance.


We welcome everyone and we will always be ready to lend a helping hand when required. Many of our meeting places were built before disabilities were fully considered; and our building has been adapted to help. The brethren will always help each other to participate in enjoying our masonry.


Male, female, and disabled toilets.


All one level on the ground floor with access to stairs and lift to all floors.


Stair case and Lift to temple and dining room.

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Worldly Greetings for Richards 50th | Durham Freemasons

Assistant Provincial Grand Master, Andrew Moule had the pleasure of presenting to Richard Turner of Stranton Lodge a certificate to mark 50 years of service to Freemasonry and the brethren turned out in numbers to honour him.

Richard was initiated in March 1973. His work then took him to South Africa where he visited several lodges, Saudi Arabia and Iraq, where Freemasonry was not permitted and then to Nigeria where he joined Port Harcourt Lodge (English constitution). Whilst in Nigeria he met Norman Reekie of the Lodge of Concord and eventually took over Norman’s position as head of a machete manufacturing company. Norman Reekie brought greetings from Port Harcourt Lodge to Richard. Richard served as Master for two years and was an Acting Provincial Senior Deacon in 2016.

Richard is now the lodge historian and is working on a comprehensive history of Stranton lodge and its furnishings since 1880. Richard also presented a written history of the bible cushion on the evening which was inserted into the cushion flap for future masonic generations to find.

Congratulations and welcome to the ‘50th club’ were given by Peter Meadows and the whole lodge rose to applaud Richard.

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