Henry Croswell et al. in St Mary-at-Hill Church, Eastcheap, City of London - 1 September, 1878, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 125:

A long Anthem and elaborate singing!


O[rgan]. – Fine, old - in the West gallery.

C[hoir]. – Eleven singing men and seven singing boys in bed gowns.   

[The congregation numbered] 100 – Doubtless the congregation were drawn by the singing but they were were [sic] well behaved and High Church.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 125. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547476901445 accessed: 21 February, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Mary-at-Hill Church, Eastcheap, City of 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 Mary-at-Hill Church Billingsgate

Experience Information

Date/Time 1 September, 1878, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 45 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 Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:41:41 +0000
Approved on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 07:44:02 +0100