Benevolent Lodge in Teignmouth was constituted on 25th March 1794 and consecrated on 1st May 1794, with the number 540. On 3rd July 1865, seventy-one years later, it was proposed that “a Masonic Hall be built in the town dedicated entirely to Freemasonry”. A site was offered by the Earl of Devon and on 3rd August 1868 the Masonic Hall was dedicated.

Benevolent Lodge signed petitions for a new Lodge, in 1873, for Salem No. 1443 at Dawlish. The Freemasons Lodge met at the Town Hall in Dawlish (the current Baptist Church in Park Road) on the third Wednesday in the month.
The Masonic Hall was built in 1889. The brickwork is a stark contrast to the stucco finish in the rest of Barton Terrace. It was opened on 20th October 1890 with a grand banquet.

The lodge thrives and now, as Mother Lodge, shares its premises with other local Lodges, including St Michael’s Teignmouth and Haldon.