Fifth Viscount Torrington in Knutsford - 13 June, 1790, in the morning

from A Tour in the Midlands, 1790, page 175:

The church is of red brick, and has been built about 50 years, in the Venetian, ball room stile.  […]  As this was a new, dry church (for any place of damp gives me cold,) I was tempted to stay divine service  […]  [The church] is a neat, well-pew’d building; and was well fill’d with well-dress’d company, many of whom came in their coaches; and there was one sedan …   more >>

cite as

John Byng, A Tour in the Midlands, 1790. 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 2 (London, 1935), p. 175. accessed: 23 July, 2024

location of experience: Knutsford


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist

Listening to

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church bells
Te Deum and psalms at a church service performed by church choir and organist

Experience Information

Date/Time 13 June, 1790, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


All spelling and punctuation copied from the original source.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 16:46:37 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Mar 2019 10:29:15 +0000