Fifth Viscount Torrington in Winchester Cathedral - 25 August, 1782, in the morning

from Ride into the West, 1782, pages 79–80:

I next visited the venerable old cathedral […]

The service was more irregularly perform’d, than I ever remember to have heard it; and to a most shabby congregation, none but the Winchester boys, and a few wanderers being present; the belief after the communion service was chaunted to a tune, like God Save the King.

cite as

John Byng, Ride into the West, 1782. In C. Bruyn Andrews (ed.), The Torrington Diaries Containing the Tours Throughout England and Wales of the Hon. John Byng (Later Fifth Viscount Torrington) Between the Years 1781 and 1794, volume 1 (London, 1934), p. 79–80. accessed: 23 April, 2024

location of experience: Winchester Cathedral


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist

Listening to

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music at cathedral service

Experience Information

Date/Time 25 August, 1782, in the morning
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 13:08:22 +0000
Approved on Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:18:10 +0000