Here you will find a wealth of information relating to The Masonic Hall in Dore, and a little about the village and local facilities.

Dore Masonic Hall

The Masonic Hall is located at:

Dore Masonic Hall,
Dore Road,
Sheffield.  S17 3NB

Masonic use focuses on ten Lodges that meet here:

A Community Venue

On the 17th May, 1848, The Sheffield and Rotherham Licensed Victuallers Association commenced building at (Grimesthorpe between Rotherham and Sheffield City Centre), what they described as an asylum for poor and distressed members of that society. The building was completed in 1850 on the 17th May that year the first occupants took up their residence. The building was said to be set in pleasant green fields and woodlands. It would appear this tranquillity would did last long due to the heavy industry moving into the area soon afterwards.

Because of this, new premises were sought and the Licensed Victuallers Association looked out to what at the time was Derbyshire and in 1877, the on which the present Dore Masonic Hall stands was purchased for the sum of £6,000.00. This was for five and half acres of land and a pair of semi detached houses (these still stand next to me the Masonic Hall at the corner of Dore Road).

The foundation stone was laid on the 6th June, 1877 by the Rt. Honourable Lord Edward Cavendish on a building designed by JB Mitchell. The cost of the building which included twelve cottages and a reading room / library, was £5,700.00. This did not include the cost of the boundary walls.

The building was opened in a very grand manner by James Arthur Roebuck, Member of Parliament for Sheffield on the 24th July 1879. A reception was held in a large marquee at the rear of the premises. Many distinguished guest attended and the speeches were long and numerous. The occasion was such that it merited four columns in the Sheffield Daily Telegraph the following morning.

The foundation stone at Dore Masonic Hall was laid on the 6th June, 1877, and some five weeks later on the 18th July 1877 Colonel Sir Henry Edwards, Bart. Provincial Grand Master of Yorkshire West Riding opened the newly built Masonic Hall in Surrey Street. It is a peculiar twist of history that one hundred years later, the building which was designed and built by the Licensed Victuallers Association is now a Masonic Hall, whilst the purpose built Masonic Hall in Surrey Street is now a Public House!

The Chantrey Language Lodge was the first lodge to be Consecrated on July 30th 1890, by the Deputy Provincial Grand Master HC Okeover.

In 1917 a second daughter Lodge was formed Beauchief Abbey 3793 consecrated in May 1917, then in 1921 a third daughter Lodge King Egbert 4288.

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 Hall on 0114 236 0770).
Bro SJ Dye

Getting there

By Car
st205Dore is sandwiched ‘between the A625 and A621 about five miles to the Southwest of Sheffield. The main entrance (ie not the postal address) to Dore Masonic Hall is up a short private drive, and most easily approached by travelling a few hundred yards up Dore Road  from Abbeydale Road South (the A621, Sheffield to Baslow) watching for the inconspicuous signs on the left. Alternatively a Southerly approach can be made from Hathersage Road (the A625, Sheffield to Hathersage), turning down either Brickhouse Lane or Cross Lane, which join at Causeway Head Road, this, eventually becomes Dore Road. The driveway, and the somewhat concealed signs are near the end of Dore Road on the right. For information on parking please click on the picture to the left.

If you have a SatNav, please enter these coordinates: 53.327850, -1.517807 for precise directions.

By Trainflying-scotsman
Dore railway station is on the Hope Valley Line, receiving services from Manchester and Sheffield. Full timetable, prices and tickets can be obtained from National Rail Enquiries. The Masonic Hall is pretty much visible from the railway station! Turning right on Abbeydale Road South, a pedestrian crossing is conveniently located at the bottom of Door Road, and hundred yards or so up which the Hall is located on the right.

Tut Tut Mercury Taxis: 0114 266 2662
Network Taxis: 0114 274 7747
Premier Airport Cars: 0114 281 7768
Union Cars: 0114 246 5577
Elite Travel: 0114 234 6629
Central Travel: 0114 243 2223

By AirConcord
Dore, residing in the very North of  Derbyshire is about forty five miles from East Midlands Airport, eighty miles from Birmingham Airport and forty five miles from  Mancheater Airport.


Dore Masonic Hall has parking for over a hundred vehicles on a substantial private free car park.

Petrol stationsNodding Donkey

While there are local petrol stations quite close to Dore Masonic Hall, the easiest to find is at the large Tesco supermarket, a couple of miles along Abbeydale Road (A621) heading Northeast towards Sheffield city centre.

Banking services

There aren’t any banks locally in Dore, the nearest being at Banner Cross on Ecclesall Road South, or of course in Sheffield city centre.

There several cashpoint Cashmachines in Dore:

  • Tesco Express, 288, Abbeydale Road, Dore.  S17 3LP
  • 12, Causeway Head, Dore.  S17 3DT
  • Devonshire Terrace Road, Dore.  S17 3EF
  • 175, Baslow Road, Totley.  S17 4DT

The large Tesco from where fuel is available also has a cashpoint machine.

Local accommodation

The details below are oTentnly 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.


The Cuttlers Hotel, Abbeydale Park, Dore.  S17 3LJ.  0114 273 9939
The Beauchief Hotel, 161, Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield.  S7 2QW.  0114 235 5100
The Cross Scythes, Baslow Road, Totley, Sheffield.  S17 4AE. 0114 236 0204


Psalter House B&B, 17, Clifford Rd, Sheffield.   S11 9AQ.  0114 255 7758
Hardwick House, 18, Hardwick Cres, Sheffield. S11 8WB.  0114 266 1509
Tyndale B&B, 164, Millhouses Lane, Sheffield.  S7 2HE.  0114 236 1660

Camping & Caravaning

Swallowholme Camping & Caravan Park, Station Road, Bamford, Derbyshire.  S33 0BN.  01332 810304
Chatsworth Park Caravan Club Site, Baslow, Bakewell, Derbyshire.  DE45 1PN.  01246 582226


Dore village is located to the Southwest of Sheffield.

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