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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!