Henry Croswell et al. in St Lawrence Jewry, Gresham Street, City of London - 4 June, 1876, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 74:



O[rgan]. – Good, old, restored, lately gilt.

C[hoir]. – Ten boys, twelve men of whom one boy had a fine voice. 

[The congregation numbered] 400 – It is High Church but there is no ritual.  The congregation is devout.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 74. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547121871183 accessed: 4 March, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Lawrence Jewry, Gresham Street, 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 Lawrence Jewry

Experience Information

Date/Time 4 June, 1876, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 30 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 Thu, 10 Jan 2019 12:04:31 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 10:13:44 +0100