Henry Croswell et al. in the Church of St Swithin's, London Stone, Cannon Street, City of London - 16 March, 1879, 07:00 PM

from Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell, page 148:

O[rgan]. – Nicely and simply played but by an unsurpliced organist.

C[hoir]. – Six men and seven boys, surpliced, paid - nice Anglican choral singing.

[The congregation numbered] 60 


M[iscellaneous]. – The service is moderately High Church.  My attendance here I regard as a kind of set-off against attending "Salter's Hall Chapel" where for so many years my father was Deacon.

cite as

Henry Croswell, Transcript of the diaries of Henry Croswell. In British Library, number 000826807, C.194.c.113 , p. 148. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1547654306171 accessed: 14 July, 2024 (By permission of the British Library.)

location of experience: the Church of St Swithin's, London Stone, Cannon 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 Swithin's London Stone

Experience Information

Date/Time 16 March, 1879, 07:00 PM
Duration 1 hours 25 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. Salters' Hall in St Swithin's Lane was a meeting place for Protestant dissenters. and was situated close to St Swithin's, London Stone.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:58:26 +0000
Approved on Thu, 02 Jul 2020 12:36:43 +0100