Tyne and Wear/England – See inside one of Sunderland’s oldest masonic lodge


Tyne and Wear/England - See inside one of Sunderland's oldest masonic lodge

(by Katy Wheeler, Sunderland Echo, 16th Feb 2023)

 

Yet while the landscape of Wearside has evolved around it, Phoenix Hall, in the East End, remains much as it was when it was built in 1784-5.

Now, the intricate historic features at the hall, the oldest surviving purpose-built masonic lodge still in use by the Freemasons in England, have been given a new lease of life thanks to a major restoration projection. A real bridge to Sunderland’s past, the handsome Grade I-listed building – one of only two in the city with such a listing, the other being the nearby Holy Trinity Church – is testament to the rich history of the East End, when…

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Tyne and Wear/England - See inside one of Sunderland's oldest masonic lodge

 

Tyne and Wear/England - See inside one of Sunderland's oldest masonic lodge
 

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