Fifth Viscount Torrington in Lincoln Cathedral - 15 July, 1791

from Tour into Lincolnshire, 1791, page 400:

After mature consideration, it was determin’d that we should lounge this day here, or hereabout: and to survey a cathedral, and hear the service therein, by me so much commended. […] [We] crawl’d up to the cathedral, and walk’d the great aile till the service was beginning, a time well bestow’d; this was a decent, and honourable performance, but, unluckily for us, no anthem, as that is perform’d on Wednesdays, and Fridays, at evening service.  How…   more >>

cite as

John Byng, Tour into Lincolnshire, 1791. 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 2 (London, 1935), p. 400. accessed: 25 May, 2024

location of experience: Lincoln Cathedral


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist

Listening to

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music at the cathedral service performed by Lincoln Cathedral Choir

Experience Information

Date/Time 15 July, 1791
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


All spelling and punctuation copied from the original source.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Thu, 03 Jan 2019 17:46:37 +0000
Approved on Mon, 11 Mar 2019 13:45:35 +0000