MHG56966 - Masonic Lodge & WWI Detention Hospital - Outram Street, Invergordon


A late C19 masonic lodge taken over by the Army in WWI for use as a detention hospital.

Type and Period (2)

  • FREEMASONS HALL (19th Century to 20th Century - 1899 AD to 2000 AD)
  • MILITARY HOSPITAL (First World War - 1914 AD to 1918 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Site of a WWI Naval Stores receiving room on Outram Street, Invergordon.

The site was investigated in 2015 as part of the ARCH project 'Invergordon in World War I'. The Masonic Lodge (Lodge Ness 888) received its charter in 1899 and was consecrated in 1901. Valuation rolls record that the Lodge was taken over in World War I by the Army for use as a Detention Hospital. <1>

Early in WWII airmen from the RAF flying boat squadrons were said to have slept on the floor of the Hall. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 7081 6846 (11m by 15m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH76NW
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ROSSKEEN

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