Caroline Powys in York Minster - in the middle of 1757

from Journal of a Tour into Yorkshire and Derbyshire, 1757, page 17:

The Minster is indeed a building curiously magnificent. I think it surpasses, at least on the outside, Westminster Abbey. ’Twas rebuilt in the reign of Stephen, having been burnt down with the whole city before the Conquest. The carving in stone is excessively fine, and what with the solemnity of the structure, joined to that of the organ, which at our entrance was playing, I think I never experienced a more pleasing awful satisfaction than at the first view of this noble Cathedral.

cite as

Caroline Powys, Journal of a Tour into Yorkshire and Derbyshire, 1757. In Emily J. Climenson (ed.), Passages from the Diaries of Mrs. Philip Lybbe Powys of Hardwick House, Oxon. A.D. 1756 to 1808 (London, 1899), p. 17. accessed: 20 June, 2024

location of experience: York Minster


Caroline Powys

Listening to

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Organ music

Experience Information

Date/Time in the middle of 1757
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 23 Jan 2018 21:22:28 +0000
Approved on Tue, 30 Jan 2018 08:30:10 +0000