Henry Croswell et al. in St Peter-le-Poer Church, Old Broad Street, City of London - 15 September, 1878, 06:30 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 127:

I sat behind the choir.


O[rgan]. – In the West gallery and well played.

C[hoir]. – Five men and four women with one boy, professionals and good.  The choir-master left before the sermon.

There were fourteen adults in the congregation and twenty five Charity girls.


M[iscellaneous]. – […] Everything was highly respectable, clean and - dull.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 127. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547479762423 accessed: 19 July, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Peter-le-Poer Church, Old Broad 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 Peter-le-Poer Church Old Broad Street

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 September, 1878, 06:30 PM
Duration 1 hours 15 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 15:29:22 +0000
Approved on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 07:54:25 +0100