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Lodges in the Province

Provincial Grand Lodge—Originally a District Primo Lodge, at the Unicorn Hotel, Great Malvern, Warrant issued in 1898. The current Warrant issued 5 November 1902. Opened 14 January 1903. Warrant states that Grand Lodge were at Crown Hotel, Station Street, Birmingham. All Dispensations at that time were issued from the place where Grand Lodge held their meetings, and were at the same place for three years.

Knights Chapter No 163—Warrant issued 24 October 1928. Opened 15 November 1928.

Roll of Honor Assembly No 191—Warrant issued 1993. Opened 19 March 1994 at Richmond Place Club, Edgar St, Hereford.

Cavalry Lodge No 314—Met at Cavalry Hotel, Great Malvern on Wednesday. Subsequently changed name to Fountain when they moved to the Fountain Hotel in 1910, and in 1915 back to Cavalry when they moved to Worcester PGL.

Unicorn Lodge No 496—Met at the Unicorn Hotel, Great Malvern, on Friday. Transferred to Worcester in 1914.

Beacon Lodge No 570—Dispensation issued 1899. Met at the Lamb Hotel, West Malvern on Tuesday.

British Camp Lodge No 587—Dispensation issued 1899. Met at the British Camp Hotel, Colwall, Malvern on Tuesday.

Wye Lodge No 588—Dispensation issued 1 March 1899. Opened 13 March 1899. Met at the Imperial Hotel, Widemarsh St Hereford. Founders Bros GH Shepherd CP and LA Gossin CP.

Old Ledbury Lodge No 655—Dispensation issued 1901. Met at the New Inn Hotel, Ledbury on Monday. Lodge apparently never opened.

North Malvern Lodge No 793—Dispensation issued 1902. Met at North Malvern, Malvern on Thursday.

Portway Lodge No 817—Dispensation issued 1902. Met at the Portway Hotel, Hereford on Thursday.

King Edward VII Lodge No 853—Met at the Wine Vaults, Ross on Thursday. Closed or transferred to Ross 1924/5.

Welsh Border Lodge No 905—Met at Swan Hotel, Hay, on Wednesday.

Kington Lodge No 938—Dispensation issued 1913. Met at Castle Hotel, Kington on Wednesday.

Central Wales Spa Lodge No 1191—Dispensation issued 1910. Met at the Swan Hotel, Builth Wells on Tuesday. Was in Builth Wells in 1914. 1920 could have transferred to new PGL.

Ennig Lodge No 1292—Dispensation issued 1910. Met at the Swan Hotel, Talgarth, Brecon on Tuesday. Went defunct around 1920/21 and Pride of Talgarth No 3496 opened on 22 February 1921 taking over its cash and regalia.

Diamond Jubilee Lodge—Dispensation issued 1910. Met at the Black Swan Hotel, Leominster on Wednesday (fortnightly). Could have closed around 1916.

Eign Lodge No 1581—Dispensation issued 1912. Met at the Horse & Groom Hotel, Eign St, Hereford on Wednesday. Could have closed around 1916.

Ledbury Lodge No 1918—Dispensation issued 16 April 1914. Opened 23 April 1914. Founders Bros WC Morris KOM, H Thacker CP, AA Bounds CP and AD Matthews CP. Originally in Worcestershire Province.

Unicorn Lodge No 1919—Dispensation issued 1914. Met at the Unicorn Hotel, Weobley on Wednesday. Could have closed around 1916.

Pride of Weobley Lodge—Went defunct around 1920.

Arnold Lodge No 2513—Dispensation issued 4 March 1919. Met at the Red Lion, Peterstow, Hereford on Friday. Founders Bros J Arnold CP, AE Powell CP, D.Husbands KOM, L Ayers KOM. Transferred to Ross PGL 1925. Closed 1926/1927.

Victory Lodge No 2584—Dispensation issued 22 May 1919. Met at the New Inn, Eardisley, Hereford on Thursday (fortnightly). Founders Bros Rev J Jeffreys-de-Minton., H Morgan KOM ,CE Tunard-Moore, Jas Evans KOM. Closed 1933.

Court Lodge No 2940—Dispensation issued 6 February 1920. Met at the Cross Keys Hotel, Goodrich, Ross on Wednesday. Founders Bros JJ O'Brien KOM, AD Lewis, D Husbands KOM, JD Llewellyn. Transferred to Ross PGL 1925. Closed 1928.

Pride of Talgarth Lodge No 3496—Dispensation issued 10 February 1921. Met at the New Inn Talgarth on Tuesday. Founders Bros EH James CP, H Mortimer CP, G Gifford CP, J Evans. Took over the cash and Regalia of the Ennig Lodge No 1292. Transferred to the Central Wales & Upper Wye Valley PGL 1926. Closed in February 1949, re-opened June 1949. Closed 1958.

John Kyrle Lodge No 3719—Dispensation issued 25 June 1921. Met at the Wine Vaults, Ross-on Wye on Monday. Founders Bros M Transit, A Power, P Woodward, H Langford. Transferred to Ross PGL 1925. Closed 1948.

Yat Lodge No 4081—Dispensation issued 20 October 1922. Met at the Yat Hotel, Symonds Yat, Hereford on Thursday Founders Bros M Truscott CP. HG Freeman CP, GE Bantom CP, AJ Cole KOM. Transferred to Ross PGL 1925. Transferred to Royal Forest of Dean PGL 1941. Closed 1945.

Ariconium Lodge No 4697—Dispensation issued 20 February 1923. Met at the Weston Cross Hotel, Weston under Penyard, Herefordshire on Thursday. Founders Bros W Cooper KOM, W Minton CP, RE Davies CP, AJ Mayer CP. Transferred to Ross PGL 1925. Closed 1947.

Silician Lodge No 4701—Dispensation issued 20 February 1923. Met at the Spread Eagle Hotel, King Street, Hereford on Thursday. Founders Bros JH Heard CP, CF Davies CP, CC Lewis CP, TJ Trenchard CP. Amalgamated to Wye Lodge No 588 on 1 January 1967.

Aberllynfi Lodge No 4853—Dispensation issued 4 June 1923. Met at the Lamb Inn, Glasbury-on-Wye, Friday. Founders Bros J Evans ROH, AS Henderson CP, A Turner CP, J Harrod CP. Transferred to Central Wales & Upper Wye Valley PGL 1926. Closed 1940/45.

Belmont Abbey Lodge No 4947—Dispensation issued 18 August 1923. Met at the Greyhound Dog Hotel, Belmont Road, Hereford on Monday. Founders Bros PJ Dallow CP, T Jones CP, AE Jones CP, TB Jones CP. Closed 1967.

Mark Truscott Lodge No 4954—Dispensation issued 18 August 1923. Met at the Three Horse Shoes, Llangannon, Hereford on Tuesday. Founders Bros M Truscott KOM, W James CP, AG Hayward CP, WR Symonds CP. Transferred to Ross PGL 1925. Closed 1932.

David Thomas Lodge No 5301—Dispensation issued 3 September 1924. Met at The City YMCA, St Owen Street, Hereford on Saturday. Founders Bros D Thomas ROH, A Davies CP, JH Heard KOM, TJ Trenchard CP. Amalgamated to the Wye Lodge No 588 April 1940.

Bridge Lodge No 5494—Dispensation issued 17 February 1925. Met at the Anchor Inn, Mordiford, Nr Hereford on Friday. Founders Bros R Keyse CP, CS Gittings CP, D Thomas ROH, A Davies CP. Closed 1959.

Park Lodge No 5706—Dispensation issued 13 October 1925. Met at the Bulls Head Inn, Holmer, Hereford on Friday. Founders Bros JH Heard KOM, CC Lewis CP, TJ Trenchard CP, PJ Dallow CP. Closed 10 June 1938.

Letton Lodge No 5793—Dispensation issued 20 January 1926. Met at the Swan Hotel, Letton, Hereford on Monday. Founders Bros CG Morris CP, PJ Gwatkin KOM, R Preece CP, G Timms KOM. Closed 1932.

Leominster Lodge No 6229—Dispensation issued 4 April 1927. Met at the Greyhound Hotel, Rainbow Street, Leominster on Tuesday. Founders Bros G Timms KOM, JB Fisher CP, W Thomas ROH, A Davies KOM. Closed 31 December 1985.

Withington Lodge No 6374—Dispensation issued 6 December 1927. Met at the Old Cross Keys Inn, Withington, Hereford on Saturday. Founders Bros J Gunher KOM, RA Gladwyn CP, ER Pill CP, AJ Pocknell CP. Amalgamated to the Ideal Lodge No 7025 on 1 January 1961.

Oxford Lodge No 6688—Dispensation issued 15 February 1929. Met at the Oxford Arms Inn, Presteigne, Radnor. Founders Bros G Timmis KOM, OAS Edwards CP, H Lipstone KOM, W Coombes CP. Closed November 1929.

United Lodge No 6973—Dispensation issued 7 February 1931. Opened 14 March 1931. Met at the Wellington Hotel, Widemarsh Street, Hereford on Saturday. Founders Bros PT Davies CP, TE Lewis CP, AW Bradford CP, E Bryan CP.

Charles Lewis Lodge No 6985—Dispensation issued 17 March 1931. Met at the Bulls Head Hotel, Holmer Hereford on Monday. Founders Bros CV Critchley CP, AE Green CP, NJ Ellsley CP, JN Gittings KOM. Amalgamated to the St Owens Lodge No 8885 on 1 January 1967.

Ideal Lodge No 7025—Dispensation issued 12 August 1931. Opened 26 September 1931. Met at the Moon Inn, Mordiford, Hereford on Saturday. Founders Bros A Gladwyn KOM, Edward Pitt CP, Walter Brown KOM, FW Williams CP. Closed 12 February 1997.

Brimfield Lodge No 7118—Dispensation issued 8 June 1932. Met at the Roebuck Hotel, Brimfield, Nr Hereford on Thursday. Founders Bros AR Phillips KOM, RJ Braithwaite CP, RG Hughes CP, TE Taylor CP. Closed 1939.

Jubilee Lodge No 7332—Dispensation issued 10 February 1936. Met at the Grafton Inn, Grafton, Hereford on Friday. Founders Bros CH Humphries CP, WH Jones CP, SJ Ponking, AE Cadwalloder. Amalgamated to the Wye Lodge No 588 on 16 January 1951.

Harp and Crown Lodge No 7355—On 11 August 1956 after not operating for a number of years, PGL secured the funds of the Lodge from its Bankers.

Grida Tawa Lodge No 7518—Dispensation issued 16 May 1940. Met at the Gamecock Inn, Putson, Hereford on Friday. Founders Bros W Griffiths KOM, RE Day CP, AS Taylor CP, WG Watkins CP. Amalgamated to the Silician Lodge No 4701 on 31 March 1945.

Wye Gate Lodge No 7897—Dispensation issued 7 August 1947. Opened 18 August 1947, under Gloucestershire PGL. Met at the Swan Hotel, Ross on Wye. Founders Bros HC Pritchard ROH, A Bayliss KOM, PG Barnard ROH. Transferred to Hereford PGL 1 October 1954. Closed 1 January 1970.

Kingstonian Lodge No 7924—Dispensation issued 16 December 1947. Opened 19 December 1947. Met at the Masons Arms, Kingstone, Hereford on Wednesday. Founders Bros LE Parker CP, WC Shakespeare CP. Closed 1955.

Warden Lodge No 7935—Dispensation issued 6 January 1948. Opened 7 January 1948. Met at the Dukes Arms Hotel, Broad Street, Presteigne, Radnorshire on alternate Wednesdays. Founders Bros AB Clee CP, WC Fawke KOM, OG Edwards CP. Closed 21 February 1976. (See also 10423).

St Martins Lodge No 8424—Dispensation issued 25 February 1952. Opened 5 March 1952. Met at the Greyhound Dog Hotel, Belmont Road, Hereford on Wednesday. Founders Bros RW Offord CP, A Bradburn CP, W Owen KOM, SJ Quinsey CP. Closed 13 June 1997.

Monnow Lodge No 8622—Dispensation issued 3 November 1953. Opened 10 November 1953. Founders Bros FC Tratt KOM, WH Pearce KOM. Was Royal Forest of Dean Province. Transferred to Hereford Province 1 January 1996.

St Owens Lodge No 8885—Dispensation issued 25 September 1956. Met at the Bricklayers Arms, St Owens Street, Hereford on Wednesday. Founders Bros EC Green KOM, JCT Green ROH, AJF Cole ROH, WH Jones ROH. Amalgamated to Wyelician Lodge No 588 on 28 March 1972.

Credenhill Lodge No 9162—Dispensation issued 22 March 1960. Opened 4 April 1960. Met at the Married Families Club, RAF Credenhill, Hereford on Mondays. Founders Bros CC Evans KOM, RF Cooper KOM, JGDimmick CP, JV Davis KOM. Name changed to Christopher Hawkes Lodge in June 1975. Closed 19 December 1984. (See also 10510).

Warden Lodge No 10423—Dispensation issued 10 July 1986. Opened 23 July 1986. Met at the Dukes Arms Hotel, Broad Street, Presteigne fortnightly on Wednesday. Founders Bros Barlow CP, BR Jones CP, JP Weale ROH, LH Lister ROH. Closed 11 November 1987. (See also 7965).

Eddie Watkins Lodge No 10492—Dispensation issued 4 May 1990. Opened 10 June 1990. Met at the St Martins RAOB Club, 35 Friar St, Hereford on Sunday. Founders Bros J McAtear CP, SH Swann CP, B Newman CP, GT Kidley KOM.

Christopher Hawkes Lodge No 10510—Dispensation issued 3 June 1991. Opened 18 September 1991. Met at the St Martins RAOB Club, 35 Friar Street, Hereford. Founders Bros JT McAtear KOM, AD Davies CP, MJ Burrow ROH, HGK Williams ROH. Amalgamated to the Eddie Watkins Lodge No 10492 on 24 June 1992. (See also 9162).

Guy Gibson Lodge No 10533—Dispensation issued 30 September 1992. Opened 11 January 1993. Met at the Lancaster Public House, 1 St Martins Street, Hereford.