Henry Croswell et al. in Christ Church, Charlton Street, Somers Town, London - 16 July, 1876, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 79:

O[rgan]. – Small, new, good and well played.

C[hoir]. – Ten young ladies, ten young men and lads.

[The congregation numbered] 350 – There were very few in the galleries or under them.  All were nearly at the top in the best seats!


M[iscellaneous]. –  This is a Low, new church[.]


cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 79. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547124170194 accessed: 25 February, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: Christ Church, Charlton Street, Somers Town, London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir and organist of Christ Church Somers Town

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 July, 1876, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 20 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 12:42:50 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 10:33:06 +0100