Guests at Chapel House Inn et al. in Chapel House Inn gardens, Chipping Norton - 6 July, 1785

from A Ride Taken in 1785, page 220:

The town of Chipping-Norton stands airily, and chearfully; but all the inns are eclipsed by that of Chapel House, which is quite a principality; and surrounded by gardens and other embellishments […]

Here we came at ½ past six o’clock; after tea we endeavour’d to play at bowls in the garden: and laugh’d at the crouded fantastic follies of a Ranelagh, or a Vauxhall; whilst Mr R[eynolds]. played on his flute, to the delight of the house company, who came forth to hear his melody; to which eccho, likewise gave her …   more >>

cite as

John Byng, A Ride Taken in 1785. In C. Bruyn Andrews (ed.), The Torrington Diaries Containing the Tours Throughout England and Wales of the Hon. John Byng (Later Fifth Viscount Torrington) Between the Years 1781 and 1794, volume 1 (London, 1934), p. 220. accessed: 3 March, 2024

location of experience: Chapel House Inn gardens, Chipping Norton


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist

Listening to

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flute-playing performed by Robert Reynolds

Experience Information

Date/Time 6 July, 1785
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, outdoors, in public


All spelling and punctuation copied from the original source.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 15:20:45 +0000
Approved on Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:21:04 +0000