Welcome to everyone visiting our website for The Framland Hundred Lodge No.9453, you may already be a Freemason, or be thinking about joining us or are simply curious what it’s all about. Whichever applies to you we hope that you find what you need – but if there is anything else please contact usand we’d be happy to help.
Founded in May 1992, we are a thriving Masonic Lodge based at Wicklow Lodge, better known as the Melton Mowbray Freemasons Hall on Burton Road. We are one of three Craft Lodges which presently meet there within a harmonious Masonic community. The oldest of these is the Rutland Lodge - No.1130, which was formed in 1866 followed by St Mary's Lodge - No.7164 which was formed in 1952 and named after our town church.
The Framland Hundred Lodge - No.9453 is therefore the youngest who now meet at the Melton Mowbray Freemasons Hall by some margin and takes its name from the historic old Wapentake, or Hundred, which included Melton Mowbray and lands to the North East of the town itself. The name Framland was recorded in the Domesday Book as one of Leicestershire's four Wapentakes and remains in use today as a Deanery of the Diocese of Leicester in the Church of England which includes St. Mary's Church in Melton Mowbray.
This rolling green countryside is famous for its hunting with the Belvoir Hunt, whilst Stilton cheese making is still centred on Colston Bassett and of course the unique Melton Mowbray Pork Pie. You will of course notice that these familiar elements of our local community also constitute the badge of our Lodge. See Lodge History