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Framed engraving of 'Burns Masonic Lodge, Tarbolton'

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Framed Engraving of Burns Masonic Lodge, Tarbolton

Introduction:
Robert Burns the Ayrshire Poet was initiated as a Freemason into the Lodge St. David No. 174 in Tarbolton, Ayrshire on 4th. July 1781.He was then aged 22 and continued as a Freemason until his death.
Image Rights Holder:
National Trust for Scotland
Ref:
BMT645
Project:
198:The History of Robert Burns at Alloway
Material:
Paper
Dimensions:
16cm x 24cm
What:
Framed engraving of 'Burns Masonic Lodge, Tarbolton'
Subject:
It was during the last quarter of the 18th. Century that Freemasonry was at the height of its popularity and during this period Burns was a member. It was due to his Masonic connections that it was partly the reason why Burns was so widely received during his Edinburgh stay.
Who:
Robert Burns (poet)
When:
Early 1800's
Where:
The Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, South Ayrshire
Background:
It was during the last quarter of the 18th. Century that Freemasonry was at the height of its popularity and during this period Burns was a member. It was due to his Masonic connections that it was partly the reason why Burns was so widely received during his Edinburgh stay.
Description:
This lodge was disbanded in 1843 and re-constituted in Mauchline in 1877 as Lodge St. David. Burns Masonic regalia can today be seen in the Bachelors Club in nearby Tarbolton.