Ionic Lodge



Ionic Lodge 227 was not named as such from its inception in 1798.

Ionic Lodge 227, is among a very few “Atholl” or “Antient” Lodges still in existence today (2023)

In 1798, Princess of Wales’s Fencible Cavalry Lodge 312 was formed in Manchester and the warrant

                the surrendered possibly because the cavalry was disbanded.

In 1810, warrant number 312 was allocated to Machanical Lodge, founded in Woolwich, London.

In 1814, Machanical Lodge was re-registered under warrant number 397 following the union of

Antients Grand Lodge and Premier Grand Lodge in 1813

In 1825, Machanical Lodge was renamed as Ionic Lodge with the same warrant number 397

In 1832, Ionic Lodge was re-registered under warrant number 275

In 1863, Ionic Lodge was again re-registered under warrant number 227 and has remained the same since.

Meeting venues over the years:

2020 – Current   Freemasons Hall, Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5UN

2014 to 2015      The Clerkenwell Centre, 61 Lever Street, Clerkenwell, London, EC1V 3AR

1979 to 2013      Central London Masonic Centre, (The Old Sessions House) Clerkenwell Green, London, EC1 0NA

1976 to 1979      The Park Court Hotel, Lancaster Gate, London, W2 3NA.                                      

1972 to 1976      The Café Royal, 68, Regent Street, London, W1B 5EL                                          

1893 to 1972      The Criterion Restaurant, 224 Piccadilly, London, W1J 9HS                                   

1854 to 1893      Ship & Turtle Tavern, 122 Leadenhall Street, London, EC3V 4PT

1860 to 1860      Brunswick Hotel & Tavern, Blackwell, Poplar, London, E15

1852 to 1852      London Tavern, Bishopsgate Street, London, EC2

1851 to 1854      The King’s Head Tavern, Poultry, London, EC2                                                                           

1849 to 1849      The Crown & Sceptre, Greenwich, London, SE18                     

1835 to 1851      The George & Vulture Tavern, George Yard, Lombard Street, Cornhill, (The City) London, EC3

1835 to 1835      No. 7, Little Dean Street, Westminster, London, W1

1825 to 1835      The White Swan, The Village, Old Charlton, Kent

1820 to 1825      The Coopers Arms, 120, High Street, London, SE18

1817 to 1820      The Golden Anchor, Church Street, Woolwich. London, E16

1812 to 1817      The Ordnance Arms, Beresford Square, Woolwich, London, SE18   

1811 to 1812      The Shakespeare Tavern, Powis Street, London, SE18

1810 to 1811      The Fortune of War, Thomas Street, Woolwich, London, E16

Lodge Meeting Dates

Ionic Lodge 227 regular Lodge meetings are held at Freemasons Hall 4 times per year:

4th Monday in February
4th Monday in March
1st Wednesday in September
3rd Wednesday in December (Installation)


Currently live = Done for 2022-2023

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