The Freemasonry Lodge called the Dunheved Lodge (Lodge No. 789), formed at Launceston, was Consecrated on Tuesday 21st, January, 1860. The Master elect, Brother William Derry Pearse, was duly installed in February 1862. The Ceremony was conducted by Bro C. T. Pearse, of Victoria Lodge 815, assisted by P Masters, Brothers G. J. Mason, Treweeks and Mr Frost. In June 1876 the Launceston Masonic Lodge laid the foundation stone for their new lodge building in Tavistock Road, Launceston, on a site given by the Rev J K Lethbridge. It was erected by Mr William Burt, builder and contractor, Newport, to plans drawn by Mr James Hine, architect, Plymouth.