Henry Croswell et al. in St Peter's Church, Hoxton, East London - 21 November, 1875, 06:30 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 45:

O[rgan]. – Good, new and well-played.

C[hoir]. – Seven boys and four young men with congregational singing. 

[The congregation numbered] 400 – The congregation consisted mostly of "ladies" who were "High" Church.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 45. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1546966479106 accessed: 16 June, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: St Peter's Church, Hoxton, East London


Henry Croswell
assurance clerk, Sunday School teacher

Listening to

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Anglican church music performed by the choir organist and congregation of St Peter's Church, Hoxton

Experience Information

Date/Time 21 November, 1875, 06:30 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 Tue, 08 Jan 2019 16:54:39 +0000
Approved on Sat, 27 Jun 2020 13:23:11 +0100