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Lodge Rutherglen "Royal Arch" No.116 


Rutherglen is separated from Glesca's east-end by the River Clyde and boundaries onto Dalmarnock at the Dalmarnock Bridge. Many eastenders during the demolition of our tenements moved to the southside and still live in places like Rutherglen, Burnside, Cambuslang, Castlemilk, East Kilbride etc.

 Lodge Rutherglen "Royal Arch" No.116 
Masonic Hall, 24 Queen Street, Rutherglen, G73
                               meetings 1st & 3rd Fridays, 7:30pm
                                       September through to June
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Lodge Rutherglen Royal Arch No. 116
have been practicing St. Johns Freemasonry since their charter was granted on the 21st March 1769  in the Royal Burgh of Rutherglen sponsored by the Argyle Lodge of Glasgow No 64.
Also that year, 1769:-
  * Scotland's James Watt was granted a patent for improvements to the steam engine, an invention which helps inaugurate
     the Industrial Revolution.
  * King George III was on the throne
  * Prime Minister was the  Duke of Grafton
  * Pope Clement XIV inaugurated as the 249th pope.
  * Captain James Cook discovered New Zealand
  * the birth of Napoleon and the 1st Duke of Wellington, 

1770 is the first recorded meeting which was held in the Tollbooth or as it was locally known as "The Old Jail" although other meetings were held in the houses of the office-bearers to defray the expense to the Lodge.
The first office bearers were: James Park, Master; David Smith & John Reid, Wardens;  John Crooks, Treasurer; Wm. Jackson, Secretary; George Muir & John Hutchison, Stewards.
Worth noting that on payment of 1/- (5p) liquor could be had at the harmony on St John's until the "kitty" was exhausted then no more could be had.

Temple 116 Their custom built temple is situated in Masonic Hall, 24 Queen Street, Rutherglen and was consecrated on the 5th Mar.1897

The Foundation Stone was laid by Bro.James Stevens RWM on 3rd July 1897

Meetings are every 1st & 3rd Friday, September through to June.

Rutherglen Royal Arch No.116 are the oldest lodge in the Province of Renfrewshire East.
No.20-24 Queen Street and No.115 King Street, Masonic Hall is a Category C Listed Building
Built as a Masonic Lodge with shops and a public house on the ground floor. The building is now in single ownership. A well-detailed red sandstone building occupying a prominent position on the junction of Queen Street and King Street.
Robert Dalglish (circa 1839-98) was the assistant to and later in partnership with George Penrose Kennedy. His early work, for example Callander Free Church, was mostly in western Perthshire, but he later built up his practice around Glasgow. In 1876 he built the extension to Rutherglen Town Hall in partnership with John Thomson.
This Masonic Hall was built within the last year of his life and was probably one of his last commissions. Dalglish's surname is more commonly spelt 'Dalgleish', but he seems to have used both spellings, and 'Dalglish' is used on the Dean of Guild register for this building.
It is interesting to note that the petitioner who submitted the Dean of Guild application for this building was a women, Mrs Gardeners.

old board
I took the photo of this old board in 2012
I don't know the history of it, or how old it is.


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Anyone with information on the Masons in Glesca's east-end, please get in touch.



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