Henry Croswell et al. in St Peter's Church, De Beauvoir Town, London - early September, 1877, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 116:

O[rgan]. – Poor, old and ill played.

C[hoir]. – I saw only one man with a cracked voice.  The Psalmody class meet once a week. 

H[ymns]. – The vicar's old selection.  "There are none else suitable."

[The congregation numbered] 300

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 116. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547465375651 accessed: 27 February, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Peter's Church, De Beauvoir Town, London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music and hymns performed by the choir and organist of St Peter's Church De Beauvoir Town

Experience Information

Date/Time early September, 1877, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 25 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. Although dated 19/9/77 in the transcript, the position of the record within the whole suggests that the date should be 9 September (which was a Sunday).

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:29:36 +0000
Approved on Mon, 29 Jun 2020 13:59:02 +0100