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Lodge of Industry L48

Lodge of Industry 48

Who are we?

The oldest Lodge in the Province of Durham and reputed to be one of the oldest Lodges in the English Constitution.  It was certainly known before 1717 and founded by Operative Masons and joined the Grand Lodge in 1735.

What we do

We are active in donating to many varied charities and attempt to make good men better.  We support our neighbouring Lodges in Durham and Northumberland by joining and enthusiastically visiting them so extending our fraternal relationships.

Why join us?

We are the oldest Lodge in the Province of Durham with a strong historical emphasis and use the Old Working Ritual in our ceremonies.

To meet other people with similar attitudes to life.

To look for new challenges and new skills raising monies for charitable purposes.

When we meet

We meet on the fourth Monday of each month with the exception of June, July, August and December.


Joining fee: Nil

Lodge subscriptions: £135

Typical dining fee: £10


facilities at Gateshead Masonic Hall


Alexandra Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 1RB.

Hall information

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Ample car parking is available within the grounds of the building with some limited on-street parking if necessary.


Gateshead Masonic Hall offers three main entrance points, two of which are easy access. The main gated front entrance via Alexandra Road presents a few well lit steps, accompanied by a handrail. 

The two accessible entrances to the building are via the rear car park where the building is on the level. The first of the two wheelchair accessible points is via a set of doors leading from the car park into the main dining hall. The alternative route takes you to the Alexandra Road entrance of the building via well lit, perimeter footpath within the halls grounds. These routes are well lit and secured by CCTV.


Wide double doors.


There are Emergency Exits from all rooms evacuating to level ground outside the building. There is a defibrillator installed and several trained personnel.


The Masonic Hall in Gateshead is a single storey building making it fully accessible to all and especially those with mobility issues. The building is accessed through wide double-doors at the front and rear. There are ramps leading into the building at both doors and there will always be a welcoming and friendly Gateshead Freemason available to assist if required. All rooms inside the building are on the same single floor and easily accessible without the need for internal ramps or lifts. There is a Hearing Loop within the main Lodge Room 


There are separate male and female toilets, both are wheelchair accessible.


The building hosts a large 200 capacity dining hall with a professional kitchen and fully functioning bar. The bar offers a selection of alcohol and non-alcohol drinks, including a selection of draught beers, cans and bottles.

A large temple seating 100 and a smaller temple seating 50. 

A library / large meeting room, and a smaller meeting room.

The hall has separate Male / Female washroom facilities, each with their own cloakroom.


Access via the front entrance presents seven small steps assisted by a handrail. There are no further steps or lifts required within the building as it is built on ground level.

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The Ravensworth Masonic Golf Trophy 2023 | Durham Freemasons

This Competition was started in 1921 with the Winners from the Lodge of Industry. Over the past 101 years it has been the focus of an enjoyable day out for Brethren who like their golf. Whatever their ability they can enter this Annual Competition and enjoy masonic fellowship and at the same time raising funds for our fantastic initiative ‘Teddies For Loving Care Durham’.

To win the Ravensworth Trophy, the winning pair must be two Freemasons from the Province of Durham, representing a named lodge, of which at least one of the pair is a member. Non-masonic guests are welcome to play and, although ineligible to win the trophy, will receive a suitable prize if finishing in a ‘placed’ position. There will also be a prize for Nearest-The-Pin.

The entry fee is £75 per Two-Ball or £150 per Four-Ball paid in advance to include coffee, tea and bacon sandwich on arrival and two course meal afterwards with all profits going to Masonic Charities. It is expected that entries will be made either as a foursome or as a pair. Tee times are reserved from 10.00am.

Those wishing to enter the event should contact Alan Jenkins  at  (07780 304364), Martin Rankin  at  (07850 527100)  or  Craig Pattison  at   (07921 220186)  and inform them of your preferred tee time.

Entries can only be confirmed on receipt of payment by cheque – payable to “ Ravensworth Golf Trophy ” or preferably by bank transfer to:

Ravensworth Golf Trophy

Sort Code 20-45-45

Account No. 03562204

Every hole can be sponsored at a very reasonable cost of £25 with the sponsors details on the Tee Box and full recognition given to their company, organisation, masonic lodge or group. We welcome any contributions towards this – please contact  Bill Baty at (07956125851) for further details.

A Raffle will also be held on the day and any donated prizes would be welcomed.

We look forward to welcoming you to Roseberry Grange Golf Club for this very special Masonic Social Event, one that we hope you will support.

Stronger  together

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