Henry Croswell et al. in St Bartholomew's Church, Moor Lane, City of London - 14 November, 1875, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 44:

O[rgan]. – Good, old, in the West Gallery!

C[hoir]. – Eight men and fourteen boys but the organ was too far off for them!

[The congregation numbered] 60 – There were many poor and girls who were noisy behind.


M[iscellaneous]. – It is High Church and correct. 

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 44. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546966059616 accessed: 24 June, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Bartholomew's Church, Moor Lane, City of London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of St Bartholomew's Church Moor Lane

Experience Information

Date/Time 14 November, 1875, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 15 minutes
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Henry Croswell (1840–93) kept a record of his visits to churches in London over a period of more than twelve years (1872–85). He made methodical notes about the number of clergy, the churchmanship, the congregation, the sermon and the church architecture, as well as commenting on the music that he heard (the organ, the hymns and the choir). The above listening experience has been extracted from one of these records.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Tue, 08 Jan 2019 16:47:39 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 13:18:26 +0100