Here you will find a wealth of information relating to The Masonic Hall in Chesterfield, and a little about the town and local facilities.
- Chesterfield Masonic Hall
- A Community Venue
- Getting there
- Petrol stations
- Banking services
- Local accommodation
The Masonic Hall is located at:
The Masonic Hall,
Chesterfield. S40 1JR
Masonic use focuses on five Lodges that meet here:
- Scarsdale Lodge № 681
- Hardwick Lodge № 2373
- Cavendish Lodge № 3055
- Cestrefeld Lodge № 3889
- Lutudarum Lodge of Derbyshire № 9363
The Masonic Hall is not only used regularly as a meeting place for Freemasons, but may be hired for a wide range of uses by business and the general public (if you wish to find out more or indeed utilise the building please phone the CMH Secretary on 07887 523895).
The first known record of a Chesterfield Lodge dates from 1762: Lodge 106, which had no name, and had a very brief existence, as did the second one: Scarsdale Lodge 519, which ceased to exist in 1830. A new Scarsdale Lodge № 681 was consecrated in 1856 and met at the Angel Inn until 1877 when, as a result of several influential businessmen and Freemasons forming the East Derbyshire Club Co. Ltd., this provided them with a purpose built Club House, complete with Temple and dining facilities on Saltergate.
Hardwick Lodge № 2373, began to meet in the Club House in 1893, followed by Cavendish Lodge № 3055 in 1904 and Cestrefeld Lodge № 3889 in 1918. In 1926, The East Derbyshire Club sold all its property to Chesterfield Masonic Hall Ltd. for £2,800 with an additional charge of £147.5s.0d for all furniture and fittings. In 1989, Lutudarum Lodge № 9363 became the fifth Craft lodge to meet there. Twelve other Orders/lodges also regularly meet at the Hall.
The Masonic Hall has a Temple, Dining Room with Bar Lounge, large meeting room (Blue Room) and a small but developing Library, as well as an office and committee meeting room. By the 1990s, the Masonic Hall Committee, under the guidance of the Chairman WBro Brian Quartermain PSGD, APGM was responsible for making the first of several refurbishments of the building, including installing a lift. This process continues to the present day with more improvements in the planning stage for the years to come.
Chesterfield sits astride the A61 (Derby to Sheffield) and the A619 (Buxton to Worksop) trunk roads, about five or six miles west of the M1. Saltergate runs East-West, parallel to and and North of the A619. The Masonic Hall can be accessed by heading West from the B6543 (the route of the old A61 prior to the building of the by-pass) circular car park a few hundred yards along Saltergate. The small private car park and Masonic Hall being on the right. Approaching Easterly from the direction of the Foljambe Road/West Street junction, the route along Saltergate reveals a view of Chesterfield Borough Council house on the right a hundred yards immediately prior to the Masonic Hall car park.
If you have a SatNav, please enter these coordinates: 53.237592, -1.430873 for precise directions.
Chesterfield railway station is on the Midland Main Line, receiving services from Derby and Sheffield. Full timetable, prices and tickets can be obtained from National Rail Enquiries. The Masonic Hall is about half a mile away. Leaving the station via Maklin Street, Saltergate is directly across B5643 roundabout and the Hall is a few hundred yards on the right.
A Line Taxis: 01246 555555
Chesterfield Taxis: 01246 520720
Central Cars: 01246 200500
Galaxy Travel Taxis: 01246 277250
Spire Cars: 01246 558300
Celia’s Taxi: 01246 456035
Chesterfield Masonic has limited parking, but there are numerous local public pay & display car parks.
The nearest fuel station is a Texaco on Ashgate Road, a continuation of Saltergate, about a mile west of the Masonic Hall. Heading a mile or so North out of the town from the Saltergate roundabout is an Esso on Sheffield Road (B6057). While a Southern route two to three miles from the Saltergate roundabout down the A61 Derby Road reveals another Esso station.
Turning right out of the Masonic Hall, and then immediate right again down Soresby Street a hundred yards to the junction of Rose Hill reveals:
Passing further along Rose Hill Easterly between the two banks brings two building societies into view:
- Derbyshire Building Society
- Nationwide Building Society
Turing right (South) into Glumangate for fifty yards leads to:
- Halifax Building Society
The details below are only based on an internet search to save you a little time. This is not an exhaustive listing and of course, both details and ‘quality’ may vary. These are not recommended as such, or have been evaluated. If, however you feel one or more of these entries should be removed, the details edited, or you have additional suggestions please let us know.
Ibis Hotel, Lordsmill street, Chesterfield. S41 7RW. 01246 221333
The Chesterfield Hotel, Malkin St, Chesterfield. S41 7UA. 01246 271141
The Premier Inn, Tapton Lock Hill, Chesterfield. S41 7NJ. 0871 527 8238
Travel Lodge, Brimington Road North, Chesterfield. S41 9BE. 0871 984 6129
The Clarendon Guest House, 32 Clarence Road, Chesterfield. S40 1LN. 01246 235004
Applewood & Appletree B&B, 32/35 Spring Bank Road, Chesterfield. S41 1NL. 01246 279232
Abigails Guest House, Brockwell Lane. Chesterfield. S40 4EE. 01246 279391
The Pottery Flat, 140, Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield. S40 2AR. 01246 555461
Faversham House, 145 Somersall Lane, Chesterfield. S40 3LZ. 07958 711555
Camping & Caravaning
The town of Chesterfield lies 24 miles north of Derby, on a confluence of the rivers Rother and Hipper.