Fifth Viscount Torrington in Southwell Minster, Southwell, Nottinghamshire - 8 June, 1789, 06:00 PM

from A Tour in the Midlands, 1789, pages 141–142:

     At most Cathedrals, under the Eye of a Bishop, Six o'clock Prayers are left off; Here they are Continued, and there is Regular Service performed 3 times a day all the year round.

     The Bell now ringing for Evening Service carried me to The Church, where I was met by Dr. Marsden, a Prebend, who offer’d me, as a Stranger, every civility, as a Choice of Anthem, etc., and I then enter’d a Stall.If I commonly find …   more >>

cite as

John Byng, A Tour in the Midlands, 1789. 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 4 (London, 1938), p. 141–142. accessed: 22 June, 2024

location of experience: Southwell Minster, Southwell, Nottinghamshire


Fifth Viscount Torrington
Army officer, civil servant, diarist

Listening to

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music at an evening service performed by choir of Southwell Minster
'Sing O Heavens'
written by James Kent
performed by choir of Southwell Minster

Experience Information

Date/Time 8 June, 1789, 06:00 PM
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


All spelling and punctuation copied from the source.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 04 Jan 2019 10:00:40 +0000
Approved on Mon, 01 Apr 2019 10:31:10 +0100