Prior’s Close


Welcome to the website of Prior’s Close; the East Lancashire Mark Benevolent Fund’s residential complex in Blackburn.

The properties at Prior’s Close comprise sixteen one- and two-bedroom flats and two cottages, set in tranquil, well-maintained gardens. The complex is located in a private cul-de-sac off Preston New Road, a short bus journey from Blackburn town centre.

The origins and history of the East Lancashire Mark Benevolent Fund and Prior’s Close are described here.

If you are a Freemason, the widow or a dependent of a Freemason and are in need of affordable, self-contained accommodation then Prior’s Close could be for you.

The Secretary of the Prior’s Close Management Committee maintains a waiting list for prospective tenants. An application form can be requested by emailing the Secretary at: or completing the contact form here.

Thank you for visiting and please do so again on a regular basis!