The steps lead from the Baptistry up towards the north stairs to the Gallery (see Cathedral Plan).

Memorial to The Freemasons
[A series of Freemasons Marks]

Further Information
The Brethren donated the cost of a new Chapter Room in St. Thomas's which was handed over by the Provincial Grand Master to the Bishop Neville Lovett at a ceremony attended by many members of the Craft on 11th October 1927. A second ceremony took place afterwards which related to the stone stairway by which the choir entered for Divine Service, the cost of which was defrayed by members of the Thomas Becket Lodge of Mark Master Masons, whose marks are engraved on the steps leading to the North Gallery of the Cathedral.
For a history of the Freemasons in Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight see the History in Portsmouth website.