Epsom, Ewell and District Centre
Supporting the National Trust since 1971
Tuesday 1st August 2017
Visit to The Charterhouse, London
This is a self-running slide show containing
49 slides provided by Doug Neale.
For 660 years this least known historic building has kept its secrets. Formerly a 1348 Black Death plague pit, in 1372 a Carthusian Monastery was built. Seized by the Crown in 1535 it fell into ruin. Later Lord North built the Manor House. In 1611 Thomas Sutton built the almshouses for 43 men of limited means and Charterhouse School. Charterhouse Square is being re-designed by Todd-Longstaffe-Gowan, gardens advisor to Historic Royal Palaces. The public entrance was designed by Eric Parry who was responsible for renewal of St Martin-in-the-Fields and the Curator is Cathy Ross Museum of London Research Fellow.
Our guide was amazing and our tour lasted almost 2 hours. This was such an amazing find and such a contrast to the giant glass buildings of modern London. Thoroughly recommend a visit!
REPORTS ON VISITS AND EVENTS
|To Contact Us|
|13th February 2018 - Lunch at Toby Carvery, Ewell|
|Winter Talks Programme 2017/18|
|6th December 2017 - Christmas Lunch|
|25th October 2017 - Visit to Sheffield Park|
|11th October 2017 - Coffee Morning|
|Autumn Talks Programme 2017|
|9th August 2017 - Lunch at Il Capriccio|
|1st August 2017 - Visit to The Charterhouse, London|