Freemasons Tontine and the first Freemasons Hall Built in the 1770s

The design exterior by architect Frederick Cockerell. The Foundation Stone was laid in April 1864

Reading Time: 6 minutes One of the more unusual collections within the Grand Lodge archives relates to the Freemasons’ Tontine which was one of the ways in which funds were raised to build the first Freemasons Hall in the 1770s. Tontines are now illegal in most countries including Britain (possibly because they encouraged the murder of beneficiaries!), in the … Read more