Henry Croswell et al. in St Luke's Church, Kentish Town, London - mid November, 1876, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 96:

We arrived late [...]

O[rgan]. – Large, renovated and good.

C[hoir]. – Twelve boys and ten men in cassocks and surplices.  One boy's solo was angelic.  They sung an Anthem.

[The congregation numbered] 900 – It was crowded[.]

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 96. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547136796860 accessed: 16 July, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Luke's Church, Kentish Town, London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music including an anthem performed by the choir and organist of St Luke's Church Kentish Town

Experience Information

Date/Time mid November, 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. In the transcript, the record is dated 21 November, which was a Tuesday. Given that Croswell usually mentions if he has visited a church on a weekday, it is possible that the date has been mistranscribed.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 16:13:17 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 11:45:22 +0100