Details of Lodges that meet at Horwich

Ridgmont House

Ridgmont House

Ridgmont House is at present the home of Horwich Masonry, situated off the Chorley Old Road. Built in 1800 by Thomas Ridgway, a local industrialist, one of his two sons, Joseph, a benefactor to Horwich, took over the residence on the death of his father in 1816. Horwich Masonry started in the Spring of 1889 when a group of Masons decided that the time was right to consider forming a Masonic lodge for the convenience of brethren residing in the immediate neighbourhood. A meeting convened at the Crown Hotel, Horwich on 29 May 1889 decided to form a lodge. This resulted in the founding of Horwich Lodge on 13 November 1889. In January 1979 the lodges moved to Ridgmont House. At last, Horwich Masons had their own home and no longer had to meet in a tavern

Ridgemont  House may be booked to host non masonic events and is a popular wedding venue. Contact the hall directly for further information or to make a booking



Horwich Masonic Hall

Ridgmont House

Chorley Old Road


Bolton, BL6 6RF

Tel : 01204 696246

NB Access via Higher Barn End

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