City of London in Greater London, England, United Kingdom
The Grand Lodge of English Freemasons
the Grand Lodge
first met in 1717
Erected by City of London Corporation.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. In addition, it is included in the UK, England, City of London Corporation series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 24, 1717.
Location. 51° 30.85′ N, 0° 5.979′ W. Marker is in City of London, England, in Greater London. Marker can be reached from Paternoster Row just north of Ludgate Hill. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of London, England EC4M 8AY, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Young Mens Christian Association (here, next to this marker); Temple Bar (here, next to this marker); John Wesley (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); St Paul’s Cathedral (about 120 meters away); “Pavls Cross” (about 120 meters away); United Kingdom Firefighters National Memorial (about 180 meters away); Ludgate (about 180 meters away); Vestry House (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of London.
More about this marker. The marker can be found just steps away from the south (cathedral) side of the Temple Bar, at the east side or entrance to the covered walkway that is in front of Blacks.
Also see . . . United Grand Lodge of England (Wikipedia). "The United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) is the governing body for the majority of freemasons within England and Wales with lodges in other, predominantly ex-British Empire and Commonwealth countries outside the United Kingdom. It claims to be the oldest Grand Lodge in the world, by descent from the first Grand Lodge formed by four Lodges meeting in the Goose & Gridiron Tavern, London on St John's Day, 24 June 1717....Prior to 1717 there were Freemasons' lodges in England, Scotland, and Ireland, with the earliest known admission of non-operative masons being in Scotland. On St John's Day, 24 June 1717, three existing London lodges and a Westminster lodge held a joint dinner at the Goose and Gridiron alehouse in St. Paul's Churchyard, elected Anthony Sayer to the chair as Grand Master, and called themselves the Grand Lodge of London and Westminster. The City of London Corporation has erected a Blue Plaque near the location....." (Submitted on May 14, 2018.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2018, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.