Fifth Viscount Torrington in Eaton Socon - 19 June, 1791

from Tour into Lincolnshire, 1791, pages 316–317:

Another reason of my present haste was a resolution to go to evening service; (to pray for better weather, and a healthy pleasant tour;) so I […] devoutly march’d into the church; which is large, and handsome; and has been adorn’d with much stain’d glass.The psalm singing, in a singing gallery, was tolerable, accompany’d by a flute and a hautboy: but such a reader, and preacher, as Mr L[ittlehale]s I hope is not often heard; tho’ I fear so!

cite as

John Byng, Tour into Lincolnshire, 1791. 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. 316–317. accessed: 1 March, 2024

location of experience: Eaton Socon


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist

Listening to

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psalm singing performed by church choir

Experience Information

Date/Time 19 June, 1791
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 17:15:18 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Mar 2019 10:52:12 +0000